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Old 01-08-2015, 05:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for impact shorts... new topic for me so I don't know, which brand is good, what feature I've to look at...

I'd get them from blue-tomato which has Burton, Dainese, PRO-TEC, TSG, Komperdell, Icetools, Body Glove and Amplifid in the line up (Protection Pants online shop for Women – blue-tomato.com)

If there are brands I can rule out for some reason, this would already help.

I assume (!) that
- a good tail-bone padding is key, the bigger the better, so this already sorts out all models which only have a small little patch stitched on
- tight fit is preferrable so they will stay in place so this seems to sort out Icetools and Burton, which look pretty loose fit

I think, these ones look good:
TSG Crash Pant Carna Vep
or Dainese Soft Norsorex Short Lady

Hints? Experiences? Recommendations?
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Old 01-08-2015, 05:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Nein,

If you are looking to do park, don't stop at shorts. Look at whole body armor. demon snow makes some really nice stuff they sell Women's specific as well

I have their older demon flex force pro it works wonders for my mishaps down the mountain. At my age I can't afford downtime and the full body armour helps with peace of mind
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Im recommending TSG but I'm biased because
a) I have one of their other models and have no complaints about them whatsoever
b) their shinpads are super quality as well and saved me so many times on the bike I daren't say anything bad about them anymore

- yes the tailpad is key; the rest of the padding is nice because it avoids bruises and is comfy/warm to sit on, but really a broken/cracked tailbone is what you want to avoid at all costs
- tight fit for sure, else you'll be pulling those damn pants the whole day or if you don't: crash and feel immense pains in your butt because the panst wasn't where they should be anymore
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Snow Sports | Ski Armour | Snowboard Armour | Forcefield Body Armour

Excellent stuff....
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Make sure the tail protector is hard, not just a foam piece. Foam doesn't do shit for you.
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I bought Burton shorts and well they are very uncomfortable for me, those big huge pads on the side wont let me get low easily. Next time I will go snowboarding I will use them for the 3rd day and hopefully will get adjusted to them, but if not I think I will buy dye stuff.

I also thinking of hitting rails and stuff so probably just buy all body gear from them..

https://dyesnow.com/protective/slam-shorts
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Thanks for the input guys. Gonna check whats available here. Na... I won't go wild, no rails n park. Just basic flat work n bit hopping. The tail bone is what conserns the most (office job and horserider )

Donuz, what do you mean with a hard protector? Sounds contradictory... would have guesses that a thick cussion would mellow an impact? Or do they come in combination? None of the ones I've looked at seem to have that feature...
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Thanks for the input guys….

The tail bone is what conserns the most (office job and horserider )

Donuz, what do you mean with a hard protector? Sounds contradictory... would have guesses that a thick cussion would mellow an impact? Or do they come in combination? None of the ones I've looked at seem to have that feature...
This is one I see recommended often. I don't know if it's available where you are, but thought I'd throw it out there! AZZPADZ Tailbone

I also found this image on google and couldn't resist,..
azzpadz-500x500.jpg

It's my understanding that anything without a hard plastic shell is not really sufficient to keep from bruising/breaking one's tailbone. (Having broken mine back when I was a teenager,..? I can tell you,.. You DON'T wanna do that!!!)
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Neni, I have tried probably a dozen different padded shorts/tailbone protectors.

First, make sure that you want full lower body protection or just tailbone/cheeks.
You indicate that you just want protection for the latter. I agree personally. I find the hip and thigh protection is unnecessary unless you are doing a lot of jibbing, and the extra pads just add weight and bulk.

Second, per Donutz, d3o-like pads are the way to go imo. Foam pads are not as effective and hard plates are not form fitting and therefore uncomfortable.

After trying lots of pads, I am now riding with Azzpadz d3o.
Large protection area for the backside, comfortable, conformable, and affordable.
These are what I would recommend.

Fyi, sorry Kevin, I tried the Forcefield board shorts. The coverage and padding was good, the fit was horrible!
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