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Old 01-08-2011, 08:52 AM   #31 (permalink)
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feel a little silly wearing them but have an old tailbone injury and took some nasty falls last year
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Why....I assume you are wearing them under your snow pants. No one can tell you even have them on

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:36 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Awesone info, thanks to everyone!

Now thanks to slyder I know that at 36 I'm not to old to start snowboarding!

I think I will go with the skeletools, I like the idea of buying an extra set of pads to add some protection if needed.

Thanks again for the useful info!

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:40 PM   #33 (permalink)
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I dont want to beat this thread to death, but has anyone tried the "Crash Pads 2500 Padded Shorts with Tail Shield" ? It has padding/shield/padding on the tailbone area?

I am in the same boat as the OP, and I guess my question would be, why do you recommend the Azzpadz in the park over Skeletools? Just from a comfort level? Because from the pictures, it seems like the Skeletools have a wider protection area? Please correct me if im wrong.

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Old 01-26-2011, 02:44 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I bought Azzpadz. I don't like it. It doesn't feel like it's going to do much. I fell backward from a short distance on purpose and the pressure was too concentrated, although it would probably save from a break. I'm going to return mine, I tried it on but didn't use it on the hill. I think I'm more in the market for skeletools.
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Old 01-26-2011, 03:25 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Why....I assume you are wearing them under your snow pants. No one can tell you even have them on

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Yes, I am wearing them under my snow pants -- and you are correct, no one can tell. I suppose the silly feeling comes from "having" to wear protection at my level of boarding (just above beginner). I guess when/where I grew up (46 now) pads were thought of as being for the pros, and a bit pretentious for everyday wear. This is an outdated concept but difficult to put behind me sometimes. Of course this mentality (read: thickheadedness) could explain some of my injuries and broken bones!

Anyway, I'll continue to wear what I need to enjoy this sport.

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Yes, I am wearing them under my snow pants -- and you are correct, no one can tell. I suppose the silly feeling comes from "having" to wear protection at my level of boarding (just above beginner). I guess when/where I grew up (46 now) pads were thought of as being for the pros, and a bit pretentious for everyday wear. This is an outdated concept but difficult to put behind me sometimes. Of course this mentality (read: thickheadedness) could explain some of my injuries and broken bones!

Anyway, I'll continue to wear what I need to enjoy this sport.

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45 here...let me tell you about the smile I had last time I rode off an icy mogul...bounced back up and kept riding. Not getting hurt is never pretentious.
Get a helmet and some protective gloves as well..before you get hurt.
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Old 01-26-2011, 05:38 PM   #37 (permalink)
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I agree with pawlo, its better to have it and not need it, than to break your tailbone or worse, crack your skull because you were'nt prepared. I know the large percentage of riders never end up getting seriously injured. But like pawlo said, getting injured with/without protective gear can mean the end of an entire trip for a person as well. I like being able to get up and keep going!

That being said, I would like to retract my previous statement on the Demon Snow DS1450 low hard tail impact shorts. They are more than sufficient for someone my size. I have fallen several times since on my last 3 day trip, and I was able to get up and keep going without further injury. I think what happened the first time was how I fell and where the plastic tailbone protection was positioned. I have since moved it up on the velcro, as close as I can to the top of the foam pad (about a 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch) and I have'nt felt a fall since.

Skeletools will definitely provide greater protection and more modularity with their extra pads. But the DS1450's are more than sufficient!
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+1 for Dainese. Their stuff is really high quality and they have different levels of protection so you can choose.
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I bought Azzpadz. I don't like it. It doesn't feel like it's going to do much. I fell backward from a short distance on purpose and the pressure was too concentrated, although it would probably save from a break. I'm going to return mine, I tried it on but didn't use it on the hill. I think I'm more in the market for skeletools.
I've tried both Azzpadz and Skeletools, and I can assure you that Azzpadz work just as well and are much lower profile (I removed all the padding from the Skeletools shorts with exception to the tailbone padding). I prefer Azzpadz since I can wear them with my normal sized pants opposed to Skeletools where I had to size up to fit the over-sized tailbone/ass padding.
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I've tried both Azzpadz and Skeletools, and I can assure you that Azzpadz work just as well and are much lower profile (I removed all the padding from the Skeletools shorts with exception to the tailbone padding). I prefer Azzpadz since I can wear them with my normal sized pants opposed to Skeletools where I had to size up to fit the over-sized tailbone/ass padding.
They don't stay still though, they ride up which seems counter productive.
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