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11-28-2012 10:42 AM
gc2012 bump
11-27-2012 02:32 PM
gc2012 Hi all - thanks for the feedback. She had some lessons. Actually it was during a lesson that it happened! Guess these things just happen for beginners sometimes. We took it up in our 30s also and aren't really that used to ice / snow in general I guess!

I have a question though... at present she's thinking about a dual protection
1) she has a pair of these impact shorts (soft padding ones - Mens Impact Thermal Underwear | Trespass
2) she has a tailsaver to go over it - Great Alternative to Crash Pads and Padded Shorts - Tailsaver!)

What we're trying to figure out is would this give as much protection as:
1) a better pair of shorts - like these ones suggested Crash Pads 2500 Padded Shorts: Best Selling Padded Shorts from Crash Pads.
2) an azzpadz

G
11-27-2012 10:52 AM
poutanen
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+1 but if she has a previous injury it would be good to wear something. I bought mine for rails.
Yeah I bought my upper body armour for previous shoulder and chest snowboarding injuries. Touch wood but since the armour I've only had one upper body injury (chest) and it was relatively minor.

For the park I 100% agree on as much armour as you can comfortably wear. For regular all-mountain riding I'd say two pairs of lower armour is overkill. Get a single piece of gear that protects the injured area as best as possible, and then spend the rest of the time learning to fall better.

I perfected the turtle roll last year. If I'm wiping out on my back I go into the fetal position and land on the spine protector, then slide down the hill on my back like I'm in a turtle shell until I can get the board facing the right direction to plant it and stand up again.

Some of us were lucky enough to learn in our early teens (or earlier) when falling didn't hurt so much. For riders that learn later in life, I strongly encourage learning to fall and practising it. I fall every day out on the hill and I'm proud of it!!!
11-27-2012 10:40 AM
StreetDoc
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Originally Posted by poutanen View Post
At the risk of sounding like a dick, I'm going to say the money may be better spent on lessons anyway. I'm going to guess she caught an edge on her heelside and slammed backwards? In 20+ years on a board I've only had two bad tailbone falls, one was in the 1/4 pipe and I launched funny, another was when I went off-piste, and heading back onto the slope I crossed a track which launched me up and I came back down on my hip.

In regular hard charging I would say I never land on my ass. This coming from the guy who wears full upper body armor and a helmet every day on the slopes, no matter what the conditions are...
+1 but if she has a previous injury it would be good to wear something. I bought mine for rails.
11-27-2012 10:27 AM
poutanen At the risk of sounding like a dick, I'm going to say the money may be better spent on lessons anyway. I'm going to guess she caught an edge on her heelside and slammed backwards? In 20+ years on a board I've only had two bad tailbone falls, one was in the 1/4 pipe and I launched funny, another was when I went off-piste, and heading back onto the slope I crossed a track which launched me up and I came back down on my hip.

In regular hard charging I would say I never land on my ass. This coming from the guy who wears full upper body armor and a helmet every day on the slopes, no matter what the conditions are...
11-27-2012 10:13 AM
StreetDoc
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Originally Posted by gc2012 View Post
2nd question - do crash pads / impact shorts not give a better all round protection though for the hips etc?

Was thinking of an azzpadz but then thought, why not get that bit of extra cover.... in a pound for pound fall on the tail which do people think gives a better protection - impact shorts (say burton red or IPS) or azzpadz

Thanks
G
I just ordered azzpadz and the demon flex x d30 pants

Purchase Demon Men's Flex Force X D3O Long Padded Pants | Padded Pants | All Sport Protection


Although with some photos of your girlfriends coccyx (less clothing prefered) I'd be able to make a more thorough reccomendation.
If I had a previous injury I would wear both. For me the pants are good enough (all though they are significantly thinner).
11-27-2012 10:01 AM
Alex B Can you not get Dainese in the US? Seems to be the ones everyone in the UK rave over, with the hard coccyx piece.

Alex B
11-27-2012 09:48 AM
KIRKRIDER Crash Pads 2500 Padded Shorts: Best Selling Padded Shorts from Crash Pads.
11-27-2012 09:26 AM
gc2012 2nd question - do crash pads / impact shorts not give a better all round protection though for the hips etc?

Was thinking of an azzpadz but then thought, why not get that bit of extra cover.... in a pound for pound fall on the tail which do people think gives a better protection - impact shorts (say burton red or IPS) or azzpadz

Thanks
G
11-27-2012 08:31 AM
gc2012 ok so - would one of these guys go over padded shorts for double protection or would you just stick with the azzpad alone?
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