Chenner29 Posted April 23, 2019 Share Posted April 23, 2019 I recently had an opportunity to grab a CCM ABPro to play with. The arms are a bit long, and after a bit of hemming and hawing, I decided to trim them. Here's photographic evidence...and a bit of tutorial if you are looking to do this yourself. All in all, it was a fun little project and ran me about an hour per arm. Everything was done by hand. Enjoy! Step one: Unlace elbow cup and open up the back. Step two: Mark off some reference points. I used silver sharpie. I'm pretty sure this is the same sharpie Carey Price used to autograph a jersey I have on display in my garage... Step three: Detach the elbow floater. Step four: I forgot to snap a pic of this, but the forearm and bicep pads are held in with nylon pockets. These stitches are pretty tight. What you probably want to do is use a seam ripper to lift the seam so you can get a knife in there and start peeling and snipping. Step five: Take out the padding. Not too familiar with what grade foam this is, I'm gonna guess HD sandwiched by LD. Note again the three marks I made as reference points on how much to trim. Notice the orange strip of D30, I ended up planting that just above the velcro strap at the wrist for flexibility. I took off about an inch and a half. Be careful when cutting! Step five: Since I used a strip of D30 just above the wrist, I had to close it off into it's own compartment. You can also see the top of the forearm pocket here. Marvel at how straight that stitch line is! Step six: Close off the pocket, reattach the elbow floaters. Here's the finished product. It wraps a lot better around my forearm. If I had more skill, I would probably unstitch the velcro and wrist elastic, roll it up, and restitch. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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