I am on my 4th pair or crash pads. So far everyone I've tried sucked. When I returned the Pro-Tec back to REI I ordered the Demon FLEX FORCE X D3O shorts. It is a little too small on me. I wear a size 38 pants and got the X-Large. Its real tight. Fits more like a med-large. Anyways I noticed that the tailbone protection is better than the RED Impact shorts. If it were a little bit larger I think I would keep.
I think I'm done searching. From what I've read here the two best impact shorts are the Azzpadz and Skeletoolz. I'm a big dude and a beginner. Which one of these provides better tailbone protection?
Tailbone only...definately the Azzpad...I have both, and the Azzpad is much harder and firmer protection...the skeletools has hip protection which is the bonus...if you are beginning, and are so big, i'd get the azzpad...also the azzpad makes peeing a lot easier