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02-20-2014 09:33 PM
poutanen Yeah, knees, ass, and wrists take all the beating as a beginner. Armour up!
02-20-2014 09:23 PM
CassMT ....and post some pics of that!

can't imagine trying to learn on that, i think any protective measures are justified
02-20-2014 07:58 PM
freshy You should go in full football gear at least once just for fun.
02-20-2014 07:01 PM
Art_mtl Do not forget that football helmet
02-20-2014 05:24 PM
Varza
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Originally Posted by CassMT View Post
dry slope is artificial surface, like carpet/astroturf stuff

i missed that bit in the op..in that case suit up how you want! maybe one of those blowup sumo wrestler suits
Oh, I see! Yeah I missed it too, unless "hard slope" means that too.

No need for snow gear when there's no snow
02-20-2014 04:55 PM
CassMT dry slope is artificial surface, like carpet/astroturf stuff

i missed that bit in the op..in that case suit up how you want! maybe one of those blowup sumo wrestler suits
02-20-2014 04:45 PM
Varza
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How about over clothes? I did a bit of a google search and it seems for dry slopes I should avoid 'snow gear' as it it will get wrecked.

Thanks again.
What do you mean by "dry slopes"? You'll be falling a lot, on snow (I presume), so waterproof stuff is a must if you are to be comfortable. And gloves - definetely some nice warm waterproof gloves!

My first time out I didn't have any gear, so I wore layers and my bike rain gear on top. Also my biking winter gloves. Worked well enough. Only thing that got soaked was my head. I didn't have a helmet and I learned in a snowstorm... hat got soaked through. XD
02-20-2014 02:25 PM
andrewdod
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What I meant by low profile was the more modern type pads and shorts. As in other sports, the technology in football has changed over time. When I played in the 90's we were still using the larger, bulkier hip and thigh pads than the kids do these days. Obviously those would be a hindrance to your mobility under a pair of snowboard pants, not to mention overkill since you are not tackling/being tackled repeatedly.
I remember these days... with the big bulky Adams Girdles and thigh pads I was just a tyke at the time, and the damn pants and pads went down to my shins... anyhow... I now play college ball, and this is what i rock on the field.



I wear them when i ride as well... i dont think i would ever wear anything else now... even the snowboard "specific" pads... i trust these pads theyve saved me from grown 300 pound men diving at my legs... they should save me from a rail or some stupid two planker...
02-20-2014 12:03 PM
SkiBoarder
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those and maybe some wristguards are a good idea, don't exaggerate though, everyone takes their licks in the beginning
Yeah, I was a bit concerned about going overboard and turning up looking like the Michelin Man. I've actually got a Schutt rib protector - but think I'll give that a miss.

Just ordered a new tail bone plate as I appear to have lost mine, but remember from the football days that that was one thing I wasn't allowed to even train without.

How about over clothes? I did a bit of a google search and it seems for dry slopes I should avoid 'snow gear' as it it will get wrecked.

Thanks again.
02-20-2014 03:20 AM
stevetim I would also say wear a backpack if you are beginning. Protecting your back is pretty important.
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