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11-04-2011 10:54 PM
JMcKeone Anyone try either of these?

Demon Flex Force D3O Combo Pack
09-09-2011 03:47 PM
Irahi So you're pretty limited in choice for d3o tailbone protection. In my opinion the RED total impact shorts provide the best protection, but are naturally the bulkiest out of the d3o shorts. The sessions bottoms also have a tiny bit of tailbone protection, but it's really small coverage.

I think what you'll find is that the d3o stuff is lower profile, and less "cushioned" than traditional foam padding. The dainese shorts you're looking at have a hard shell with soft foam underneath it, which will make it a bit thicker, but will be more comfortable when you take a shot in the ass. When you take a hard impact with d3o, the impact feels "heavy," even though it's been fully mitigated, because they're not usually backed with really soft foam that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy.
09-09-2011 05:58 AM
Originally Posted by Irahi View Post
What are you looking to protect? Knees/tailbone/shoulders etc...?
sorry, I am talking about shorts and tailbone!
09-09-2011 03:13 AM
Irahi What are you looking to protect? Knees/tailbone/shoulders etc...?
09-09-2011 02:29 AM
Originally Posted by Irahi View Post
Are there any specific questions you have? Recommendations for gear?
well, I am a bit confused, still torn between the Dainese and these
09-07-2011 01:40 AM
sizzle tried both and they both sucked
09-06-2011 10:35 PM
Irahi Burton has two versions of their shorts, the Impact shorts, and the Total Impact shorts. As you've noticed, the Impact shorts are not designed very well. The Total Impact shorts have way, way beefier protection. I couldn't find any pictures of the rear of either version of the shorts... so here's a quick shot of the ass side of my Total Impact shorts.
09-06-2011 09:54 PM
sizzle I got the burton impact shorts and they were pretty much useless as far as tailbone protection goes. Last season I bought some skeletools shorts and took out all the pads besides the tailbone protector and they work great.
09-06-2011 07:58 PM
Irahi One of us... One of us...

I'm picking up one of these for this season's park progression. Such crazy protection.
09-06-2011 07:43 PM
oskar Irahi damnit now i'm gonna have to get some d30 for this season....
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