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Does anyone know if using compact gear for one's back over a long period of time, weaken back muscles and then having it enact as a back support?

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Does anyone know if using compact gear for one's back over a long period of time, weaken back muscles and then having it enact as a back support?
Do you mean impact gear, instead of compact gear? If so, then the answer is no. No degree of absorbing back impacts make your back stronger. Because a back impacts can crack vertebrate and shift discs. If for some reason impact gear were to actually weaken your back muscles over time, you could easily counter that by going to the gym a couple times a week or doing some basic back exercises at home.
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Do you mean impact gear, instead of compact gear? If so, then the answer is no. No degree of absorbing back impacts make your back stronger. Because a back impacts can crack vertebrate and shift discs. If for some reason impact gear were to actually weaken your back muscles over time, you could easily counter that by going to the gym a couple times a week or doing some basic back exercises at home.
Haha. Yes. I'm sorry, impact gear.

No, I mean just wearing it. Does it act like a support for your back or is it simply just a crash pad?

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sorry if you all have seen/heard this before. But when you find a product that works you let everyone know.

Skeletools works awesome. A newbie that falls a lot so I have good experience using them. I had the EVS motorcross impact shorts, FAIL don't waste your money on the EVS, unless you are a better boarder and just need to soften the fall. I needed the protection and these were a god send with me learning.
OHHH I bought the extra pads for $25 can't hurt, I actually doubled the butt pad I was so sore after the 1st time still. Overkill but so worth it, down to single pad now



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Haha. Yes. I'm sorry, impact gear.

No, I mean just wearing it. Does it act like a support for your back or is it simply just a crash pad?
It's just for impact man, it's not for back support at all. I don't think any sport really has an apparatus for bodily support.

Like I said though, even if it were for back support, you could always just exercise outside of boarding.
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i too am looking for impact gear, looks like alotta ppl liek the azzpad, but does it cover ur whole ass? lol or just the tailbone? im debating between that and the skeletools
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i too am looking for impact gear, looks like alotta ppl liek the azzpad, but does it cover ur whole ass? lol or just the tailbone? im debating between that and the skeletools
It covers a good amount of your ass. part it wont cover is like the top part of your thigh and your hips... but there is a bit of padding near the back part of the hips. But it does cover most of your ass, the part you'll fall on is cushioned so no worries there.
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i too am looking for impact gear, looks like alotta ppl liek the azzpad, but does it cover ur whole ass? lol or just the tailbone? im debating between that and the skeletools
Ive never used the azzpad but I have the skeletool shorts and they are great, not really noticeable riding but walking around I felt like a had a load in my pants but they do save your tailbone on falls!
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yeah i hear great things about both products......thats why im still stuck between both of them lol
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sorry if you all have seen/heard this before. But when you find a product that works you let everyone know.

Skeletools works awesome. A newbie that falls a lot so I have good experience using them. I had the EVS motorcross impact shorts, FAIL don't waste your money on the EVS, unless you are a better boarder and just need to soften the fall. I needed the protection and these were a god send with me learning.
OHHH I bought the extra pads for $25 can't hurt, I actually doubled the butt pad I was so sore after the 1st time still. Overkill but so worth it, down to single pad now



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I agree. I've had skeletools for the past year and they've saved my ass a couple of times in the terrain park. They aren't bulky and sometimes I even forget I'm wearing them.

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