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Question Tailbone Protection pls!

Hi all. I am a new boarder, practising linking turns and riding goofy, and have hurt my tailbone (coccyx) twice now while boarding! Injuring myself repeatedly really sucks and affects my confidence and my desire to go down the slope, so before winter and more snowboarding I really want to invest in some great protection for my tailbone - but I'm really not sure what to go with!

I've looked at some threads (including on this forum) and know about the d30 Azzpadz. I've also read positive reviews about Demon's Flex Force Pro Women's Snowboard shorts and Forcefield Boom Shorts Impact Shorts. I'm not too concerned about looks, as my pants are loose anyway, but I just really want something which provides me with really good protection. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions re these or other products?

I should say, I did once try a pair of slightly too small impact shorts (not sure what brand they were but they had orange pads in them that were pretty firm), and they worked to some degree. However, I still bruised my coccyx with them when I fell after catching my edge once, and it took me one solid month to recover (admittedly, this was way better than the 4 months it took me to recover when I wasn't wearing protection!). Ironically, to date, the best method I have found for protecting myself is to use a really light weight sleeping bag and just stuff it down the back of my pants so it's really packed around my bum and back. I've fallen plenty times on the sleeping bag and I've never hurt myself!

I'm female, 5ft8" (172cm) and waist size 28" (UK size 8-10, US 4-6), and if any of you have any guidance or can point towards one of these products, or any others, as the optimum solution, that would be brilliant and very much appreciated!
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I love my azzpadz d30. cumbersome at first, but once you get used to it, you'll just wear it without second thought. I slammed my tailbone on some rock hard ice, and that same day I landed hard on my tailbone again on cement fucking around. ordered the azzpadz d30 right after as I couldn't even sit down properly for a week. I went out the next week and it made a huge difference with a sore tail bone.

I haven't had any gnarly spills after, but it keeps your ass warm when sitting in snow, protects it from unexpected hard chair lifts, and invokes confidence. caveats include, ass sliding everywhere, feels like you're wearing a diaper, and explaining it to your friends. my friends want it now after mocking me, and after a couple spills with them wincing and me being perfectly fine.

haven't tried anything else, but I read that these were the least bulky. women might want some added hip protection.
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I'm female, 5ft8" (172cm) and waist size 28" (UK size 8-10, US 4-6), and if any of you have any guidance or can point towards one of these products, or any others, as the optimum solution, that would be brilliant and very much appreciated!
The optimum solution is..."learn how to fall"...search some old threads...but basically for your tail...don't fall on it. Fall to the side and impact with your cheek...one side or the other...in a glance/angle manner so to avoid a blunt force impact to said tail/cheek.

I'd type more but got to do some stuff in the creepy basement. Btw...we need pics of your area of concern to better advise you.

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The optimum solution is..."learn how to fall"...search some old threads...but basically for your tail...don't fall on it. Fall to the side and impact with your cheek...one side or the other...in a glance/angle manner so to avoid a blunt force impact to said tail/cheek.

I'd type more but got to do some stuff in the creepy basement. Btw...we need pics of your area of concern to better advise you.

Welcome to the addiction of wreck and ruin.

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idk man, shit happens even if you know how to fall.
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The optimum solution is..."learn how to fall"...search some old threads...but basically for your tail...don't fall on it. Fall to the side and impact with your cheek...one side or the other...in a glance/angle manner so to avoid a blunt force impact to said tail/cheek.

I'd type more but got to do some stuff in the creepy basement. Btw...we need pics of your area of concern to better advise you.

Welcome to the addiction of wreck and ruin.

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Yeah that half works. Last time I feel on my tail WITHOUT protection I sat on the side for 5 minutes in acute pain. I was sure I broke something. I was coming off steeps and turned on top of a big mogul on my heel edge before realizing that the downhill side of it was ice. SLAM!
With Crash Pads 2500 Padded Shorts I bounce off my ass and keep riding. No pain. Of course hadn't had any major fall after hat time, but unless it's a pow day, I wear them.

They should be mandatory as you learn!
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....They should be mandatory as you learn!
Seems about the only thing I got right while learning was "keeping my weight centered/forward" on the board. I think most of the ass first, hard sit down falls I see from noobs result from riding waaaaay in the back seat.

As I was learning, seems almost all my falls were forward! Not that a scorpion or hip pointer injury is necessarily preferable to a bruised & busted coccyx! But learning to weight the board forward properly can eliminate a lot of those heelside slipouts and butt bouncing.

That said,... I did endure a couple of pretty severe hip injuries first two times out. Closest commercial product I found that offered adequate hip protection were Hockey pants. And I just wasn't willing to sacrifice my dignity or cool-ativity wearing those.

I came up with this as a pretty effective DIY solution.


A cut up yoga mat,.. Some Football hip pads, 3/4 inch webbing, snap buckles, and a button snap attachment kit from REI and vịla!!!

Worked too! . Prevented a 3rd painful hip injury!
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I've used several padded shorts over the years.
For specific tailbone protection, I would recommend the Azzpadz.
Great combination of protection plus low profile.
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I love my azzpadz d30. cumbersome at first, but once you get used to it, you'll just wear it without second thought. I slammed my tailbone on some rock hard ice, and that same day I landed hard on my tailbone again on cement fucking around. ordered the azzpadz d30 right after as I couldn't even sit down properly for a week. I went out the next week and it made a huge difference with a sore tail bone.

I haven't had any gnarly spills after, but it keeps your ass warm when sitting in snow, protects it from unexpected hard chair lifts, and invokes confidence. caveats include, ass sliding everywhere, feels like you're wearing a diaper, and explaining it to your friends. my friends want it now after mocking me, and after a couple spills with them wincing and me being perfectly fine.

haven't tried anything else, but I read that these were the least bulky. women might want some added hip protection.
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I've used several padded shorts over the years.
For specific tailbone protection, I would recommend the Azzpadz.
Great combination of protection plus low profile.
Do those Azzpad D30 shorts fit under slim pants? Or are they bulky? Checked their website, but want to hear your firsthand experience.

Thanks!
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i use the Demon d30 snow shorts. They have it designed specifically for tailbone protection. I won't board without them.

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Do those Azzpad D30 shorts fit under slim pants? Or are they bulky? Checked their website, but want to hear your firsthand experience.

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depends on how slim. they fit under my burtons and dc pants. dc are a little tighter, but still fit. my waist is 36, burtons are XL 36-38, DC's are XL 35-36.8 and they still fit under, except a little tight. need ass room for sure, if you have a fat ass, then it'll be sketch.
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