Looking for Padding Advice for a Beginner
So it starts out like this, im 29 and have never snowboarded before in my life. Avid skier, looking to try something different, and hell, it looks like fun. So im planning on going out for a lesson or two with my cousin, and everywhere i read and everyone i talk to says as a beginner "make sure to get padding," because as im starting to understand, having the padding is not so much to avoid getting hurt, as it is to limiting the hurt to non-major injuries. I have a pair of wrist braces that ill be wearing under my gloves and i know i should probably have some sort of knee protection as well and something for my tailbone. My question is thus, since i am starting out learning to see if i enjoy the sport, what would be the best way to have the padding without making a huge investment in something that (in worse case scenario) i might not use again? Ive read about people using the walmart gel seats for bicycles to mouse pads to camping mat foam.
What do the experts suggest to use for padding for a beginner who is trying the sport to see if they like it without going out and buying the any of the specialized padding/armor? Anyone created any DIY snowboard armor/padding tutorials? Is it possible to make something using an old pair of biking shorts?
Thanks for the input!
Last edited by KnownBeginner; 01-22-2009 at 08:17 PM.