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Old 02-27-2011, 05:39 PM   #51 (permalink)
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I just use the Pro-Tec IPS hip pads that's sold in many Vancouver board shops and it's ok. It's pretty thickly padded that slight falls or slips can be easily cushioned by the foam enough to be unnoticeable, but any hard falls, you will feel in your bones. These pads got me through my beginner stages of snowboarding without any significant rear bruising, on ice no less.

they add a lot of material to your ass and thighs though, so regular fit pants don't fit too well with them. have to go loose fit.
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Old 02-28-2011, 04:04 PM   #52 (permalink)
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idk if there are any former football players in here....but I use my McDavid football girdle with hex-pad technology on the hips and the tailbone....works awesome so far on some big spills
Been riding with the McDavid Freeride Pants. It has thicker/stronger hexpads on the tailbone and knees, softer hexpads on the hips. Decent protection at a good comfort level.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:59 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I rock the hillbilly impact shorts.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:18 PM   #54 (permalink)
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I just want to throw in my 2 cents here. I've tried the R.E.D. total impact shorts and the PRO-TEC IPS Hip Pads and they both stink. The R.E.D. total impact shorts were really over priced (around $90) and provided very little if any tailbone protection. The area where they provide tailbone protection does very little to protect you from impact. Seriously these cost a fortune and were made by a reputable company (Burton) and I expected better. After using them for 2 days on a ski trip to Stratton I returned them to the store I bought them from and sent an angry email to Burton's customer service. Yeah I was fired up. The PRO-TEC IPS Hip Pads provide just about as much protection but they don't cost as much. The tailbone protection is just not sufficient. So far I haven't found a good pair of crash pads.

I'm a big dude, 6'1 and about 265lbs. I am contemplating between the azzpads and Demon Flex Force X D3O Padded Shorts. If someone can let me know which would provide better protection please let me know.
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I just want to throw in my 2 cents here. I've tried the R.E.D. total impact shorts and the PRO-TEC IPS Hip Pads and they both stink. The R.E.D. total impact shorts were really over priced (around $90) and provided very little if any tailbone protection. The area where they provide tailbone protection does very little to protect you from impact. Seriously these cost a fortune and were made by a reputable company (Burton) and I expected better. After using them for 2 days on a ski trip to Stratton I returned them to the store I bought them from and sent an angry email to Burton's customer service. Yeah I was fired up. The PRO-TEC IPS Hip Pads provide just about as much protection but they don't cost as much. The tailbone protection is just not sufficient. So far I haven't found a good pair of crash pads.

I'm a big dude, 6'1 and about 265lbs. I am contemplating between the azzpads and Demon Flex Force X D3O Padded Shorts. If someone can let me know which would provide better protection please let me know.
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Hill billy man!!!
How good is the tailbone protection on those? Is it a hard (plastic) tailbone protection or foam? I've gone through 3 pairs of crash pads and I don't want to buy another pair that does a mediocre job. I need some serious ass protection man!
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:48 PM   #57 (permalink)
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How would people rate the Tucker Butt Gear in comparison?

I have it and I haven't had any problems though it might be a bit bulkier. They aren't shorts just a big pad for your hips and ass.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #58 (permalink)
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I have both Azzpadz and Skeletools. Both are great but Azzpadz has a little better tail bone protection with a hard plastic outer shell. I used to have some comparision pics but I cleaned them up sorry. I can try to repost if necessary.
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I have both Azzpadz and Skeletools. Both are great but Azzpadz has a little better tail bone protection with a hard plastic outer shell. I used to have some comparision pics but I cleaned them up sorry. I can try to repost if necessary.
I've used Crashpad shorts, RED Short, Dainese shorts, Skeletools and Azzpadz. Azzpadz are the most protective, one of the lowest profile ones, and restrict you the least - tradeoff is no hip/thigh protection (which most people don't need).
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I've used Crashpad shorts, RED Short, Dainese shorts, Skeletools and Azzpadz. Azzpadz are the most protective, one of the lowest profile ones, and restrict you the least - tradeoff is no hip/thigh protection (which most people don't need).
I think I am going with azzpads as well.. they fit under your normal pants?
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