My girlfriend fractured her coccyx last year snowboarding. It was our first season. She had impact shorts on but just landed hard on ice. I guess without the shorts the fracture would have been worse.....
Either way - she wants to get back on the board this year and I'm thinking I'd like to do what I can to stop this happening again.
What I was thinking was of getting a tailsaver (Great Alternative to Crash Pads and Padded Shorts - Tailsaver!
) to use as well as her shorts. I know this might be a bit bulky but what I'm wondering is - would this give a lot more protection?
Also - is there a huge difference between different types of padded shorts? This is what she has today (Mens Impact Snowboard Pants | Trespass
Wondering do I:
1) Get her a better pair of padded shorts (Burton or Protec seem to get the best reviews)
2) OR use the ones she has and "double down"
with a tailsaver or
something like that to give that extra cushion....
Thanks for your help!