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01-20-2012 01:04 PM
KIRKRIDER
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Originally Posted by Littlebigdreams View Post
Last season I snapped my humerus in half on a rail, and now I am a little paranoid about my safety. Even though I am definitely going to hit up the slopes more aggressively this season, I don't want to break anything else this time.

I've never bought any protective gear other than helmets, so I'd love it if someone could help me answer a few questions:

1. Will wrist guards fit with snowboard gloves? The gloves I bought are an extremely snug fit, so I am not sure how I can add wrist guards to them.
2. Is body armor necessary if I am mainly going to play on small - medium kickers, rails, and boxes? I like how body armor has protection for my humerus (it's now healed), but I am worried that it will restrict too much movement or become too heavy.
3. What's the usefulness of knee pads, hip pads, or spine pads? (Once again, I would probably mainly hang onto small - medium kickers and park, probably only straight air L or XL jumps on occasion).

Thanks in advance for any helpful advice!
Protect your hands regardless...we don't use poles so hands are most exposed. Protect your tailbone from hard impacts and your hips too. I stay away from rails so I don't feel the need of spine protection, but it doesn't sound like a bad idea.

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and helmet
01-20-2012 12:48 PM
lo0p Try XSportsProtective - The Original Protective Gear Store
01-18-2012 09:57 AM
easton714 Where can I find this Azzpad or something similar? The only bad-body-feeling I came away with after my last trip was a sore azz.

Probably some combination of turning 30...and all the ice in Colorado!

01-17-2012 02:59 PM
allgrnpenguin
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Originally Posted by Sudden_Death View Post
I did this quick review of a pretty sweet set of knee pads, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...knee-pads.html. The other nice thing is that they pretty much cover down to the top of your boot as well. I am using the Azzpad for tailbone protection and between the two I have taken some decent hits and come away fine.
Cool - thanks for the advice, will definitely check those out
01-17-2012 01:37 PM
Sudden_Death
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Originally Posted by allgrnpenguin View Post
I am about to hit up a freestyle camp in a few weeks and was thinking about getting some protection as well. Last time I tried the park was about three years ago; smashed my knee on the edge of a fun box slipping forward and couldn't walk properly for a month! (Also fell pretty hard on my tailbone the year before - still get some pain there at times). No way I am going near any boxes or rails without some knee guards, and would like to get some impact shorts that have good tailbone protection. Any other recommendations out there?

And yes, I am over 30! It is amazing how quick your body ages once you reach your 30th b'day!
I did this quick review of a pretty sweet set of knee pads, http://www.snowboardingforum.com/equ...knee-pads.html. The other nice thing is that they pretty much cover down to the top of your boot as well. I am using the Azzpad for tailbone protection and between the two I have taken some decent hits and come away fine.
01-17-2012 01:29 PM
allgrnpenguin
Read my mind!

I am about to hit up a freestyle camp in a few weeks and was thinking about getting some protection as well. Last time I tried the park was about three years ago; smashed my knee on the edge of a fun box slipping forward and couldn't walk properly for a month! (Also fell pretty hard on my tailbone the year before - still get some pain there at times). No way I am going near any boxes or rails without some knee guards, and would like to get some impact shorts that have good tailbone protection. Any other recommendations out there?

And yes, I am over 30! It is amazing how quick your body ages once you reach your 30th b'day!
11-14-2011 09:43 PM
Snowboard_Otaku i mean BA posted this but i slightly disagree about the wrist guards..... personally i just bought a pair this year and are looking forward to using them... some people say it just makes the force go higher on the arm but to me i rather have my forearm damaged than my wrist cause i need my wrist for my work lol.... its just a personal thing that my wrists are extra precious to me
11-14-2011 04:59 PM
Sudden_Death I just ordered a set of the G-Form knee pads. The same guys who make the Poron computer cases etc... I will post up a review once I get them. They look promising and they also have shin and elbow pads made of the same stuff.
11-10-2011 09:33 PM
Riley212 Forcefield Body Armour and Climate Control Clothing

these guys make excellent CE certified body armor, i found them when looking for motorcycle protection, i have the action shorts and the limb tubes for both knees and elbows, these are the most comfortable pads i've worn an they aren't near as bulky as other stuff. They cost a lot but they also cost a lot less than a ride down the mountain in a ambulance
10-02-2011 12:08 PM
SLshredUT Last season I shattered my radial head into 7 pieces. I will probably always need to wear elbow protection now. I researched a bunch, found POC (http://www.pocsports.com)to be the best reviewed on several different forums/product reviews/shop talk. Plus Jeremy Jones (big mtn) reps them, I think that says something pretty good about them. I subsequently ordered the Joint VPD Elbow. The only other piece of snow protection I have is a helmet. That said, as I get a little older, I am considering some shin guards (maybe some thrift store special soccer style) and tailbone protection.

I agree with snowboardboi, teach yourself to fall right!
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