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Coccyx Saver!

Hi all,

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!
G
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