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Old 01-25-2010, 10:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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To those who wear these, is it uncomfortable when sitting?

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Old 01-25-2010, 10:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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IMO, don't buy any impact shorts that have a triangle/bicycle seat design for the butt. When you hit hard on it it will feel like it's jamming up your crack onto your tail bone, ask me how I know.

A better design would be something like what Skeletool offers. Take a look at their stuff and see if you can find alike products to protect your butt out there.

http://www.skeletools.com/impact_sho...tector_s/4.htm
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:58 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have those exact shorts. To answer your question: No. It does feel different (especially when you aren't wearing anything over them), but don't have any loss of comfort.

They do a nice job of not making your tukus freeze when you sit on a chilly lift chair.
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I can't speak for Vlaze's specific experience, but i've neot had the problem he mentioned with his shorts.

If you do land on something hard enough for it to press your tailbone into the padding of your impact shorts then the shape of the pad protecting your tailbone is only of minor importance.

What is more important is how much padding is around your buttocks (pads, and muscle) to absorb most of that impact. I don't think a flat pad is any better or worse unless you land squarely on a rail or rock or something narrow enough to 'bypass the buttocks' ... in which case you're in for a world of hurt either way!
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I've been hearing good things about the skeletool shorts as well but they do look kind of bulky.
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:17 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well considering how baggy most snow pants are, you don't even see a difference.

And Tarzanman, I disagree. Those triangle designs which are what 90% of those impact short designs are, which are made specifically for protecting the tail bone. If you think about it, what it's essentially doing is making the first point of contact on that small padded area when you land in attempts to cushion it. It's just focusing the area of contact on that area of impact which when you hit hard is not exactly a smart design so no, it's not minor importance.

A proper design should spread out the absorbing of the impact so that not just one area takes the blunt of the force which is exactly what those shorts can do. The design of the skeletools spreads out the impact so when I hit hard it doesn't feel a small area of the cushion trying to shove up my crack but rather the whole butt takes the hit as your human body was design. Your butt cheeks are there for a good reason when you sit down. IMO those designs are just removing the principal behind them thinking that by just cushioning the tail bone it will thus protect it better. It doesn't in my experience and actually makes it worst by focusing the hit on that one area to shove the so called cushion on your tail bone since it sticks out on the padding and thus with a hard enough it, hurting it a lot.
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Thanks for the replies guys. I actually went ahead and purchased the Skeletool product instead. I like the fact that you are able remove padding where necessary.

I'll let everyone know how it goes.
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Looking forward to hearing how these worked for you, Im looking to buy some impact shorts and these are what Im leaning towards at the moment.
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I'll let you know as soon as I get them, it may be about 3 weeks until I get them though.
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Damn thats a long time, I may just end up getting them. Just got done searching and reading other threads and only have heard positives about the skeletool pads. I had a pretty bad fall on a box yesterday and man is my tailbone sore!
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