AzzPads! They saved my tailbone...well, to an extent. I rode the first day or two without it, and it hurt
. (Keep in mind Im a beginner).
Once I got the pad, i've still taken a few really bad falls, and if I hadn't the impact gear, I think I would have been carried off the mountain cause the pain was so bad.
It's been a week since I last rode, and i'm still feeling it now.