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11-18-2014 04:10 AM
Jonnyw I also might add if your sore after some serious terrain park riding using skins or other compression gear back home to recover really does help. Huge difference the next day. If your just cruising and riding low key its overkill but if your mountain side for a weekend straight breaking out compression gear for a few hours at home relaxing is really recommended. I should note that I'm a head instructor in the Midwest and usually spend my days and weekends mon stop riding and homesly compression gear keeps me going after a hard weekend or busy lesson times. It's worth every penny but it does take a bit to get used to , on to bunching I've had bunching issues with cheap comp gear but UA therman and skins do a really good job and holding form and not moving up or bunching. Just my two sense.
11-18-2014 04:04 AM
Jonnyw New member - been snowboarding since 87 yeah I'm old. I hated compression gear until I got use to it and being in te upper age group, I don't go riding without eithe UA pr my set of skins gear. Defiantly reduces fatigue at the end of the long day let alone the warmth factor.
I used to use UA thermal
But Two years
Ago I sported the extra cash to spring for both top and bottom skins a200 thermal. It's helped with both my knee injuries and muscle soreness. I wouldn't ride without it. Now I won't go riding with just the skins and nothing else but a pair of skins pants and long sleeve compression shirt keep me fatigue free. I was a total skeptic on the stuff and now I don't go without it. Skins is on the pricier side of the spectrum but for durability I've had excellent luck and money well spent.

I do like UAs think 2.0 thermal
As well on the really cold days.
11-25-2012 02:22 PM
Originally Posted by bakesale View Post
I got the correct size, fuck you for even suggesting I didn't.
hahah you fucking tool.
11-24-2012 10:46 PM
Gdog42 I bought a pair of UA Base 1.0 leggins. They fitted me fine, but there was a problem: every time I crouched down in them (as if on a landing or something when boarding), they would go down. So I returned them.

The reason I bought them in the first place was because the boxers I wore last season kept sliding up my waist and it was a hassle to get them back down again. I just want something that stays where it is! Sometime I just can't win.

...Until now. Compression shorts ($10 from Walmart) + sweat pants for cold days (also $10 from Walmart) = finally, an ultimate base layer that stays in place!
The best part is that on warm slushy days I can just go without the sweat pants.

You save $35. You get removable layer. It stays in place. You get happy face.
Quite simple, really.
11-24-2012 02:10 AM
pdxrealtor Lmfao

I know- old thread
11-18-2010 02:54 PM
linvillegorge I predict it's going to look something like this:

11-18-2010 02:50 PM
Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Subscribed. I can't wait until he reads this one. If he flew off the handle from a mere suggestion, I can't imagine how he'll react to being told straight up that he's clueless.

11-18-2010 11:40 AM
Originally Posted by ESW View Post
Bakesale you don't know what you're talking about. I was a former employee of under armour and our stuff isn't knock off or cheaply made. The compression fit only rides up if you are wearing the wrong size, you're probably going up one size, which most people like to do. You probably don't understand how tight our compression is made to be. It's skin tight and shouldn't move in most circumstances. If you fall and slide on your stomach down a hill the friction will probably make it ride up. I guarantee you in terms of moisture wicking, while also keeping you warm, there are hardly any superior compressions being made. In my opinion the only real argument is merino wool vs under armour which is a very legit argument. You are probably just trying to bash the brand because you had one bad experience. Have you even worn the more recent thermals UA has come out with. Maybe next time you should try the new fitted mocks, they're not as tight so you won't have to deal with the skin tight feel. Also, the heat gear compression is made to quickly wick off the moisture so you're not wicked wet while working out or playing sports in hot weather. Most people usually wear a looser shirt over their heat gear compression, unless you're a V-neck wearing bro who loves to take his shirt off and tries to show off to the other guys at the gym. Here's a rundown of what the material is designed to do: Tight compression to help the lactic acid in your muscles, and skin tight feel to bring the moisture to the outside of the material where it can dry faster.

In regards to the thermal vs compression, they're both good, I have pairs of both, it really just has to do with what fit you like. The base layers are fitted so they won't be really tight, but might not be as good in wicking the sweat off cuz they aren't always right on your skin like the compression mocks. From what I see, people seem to love them both.
Subscribed. I can't wait until he reads this one. If he flew off the handle from a mere suggestion, I can't imagine how he'll react to being told straight up that he's clueless.

11-18-2010 11:04 AM
m_jel also, lactic acid has no place in snowboarding unless you're riding at a very high intensity for ~75 seconds at a time
11-18-2010 11:03 AM
m_jel compression actually helps your muscles out in a big way and yo don't need to be an elite athlete to notice. The compression supports your muscles, so they're not moving around and using energy to support themselves as much, leaving more energy to be used on the activity at hand, meaning less fatigue early on and your day will last longer
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