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Old 12-19-2011, 03:27 PM   #71 (permalink)
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finally got to use the azzpad and it is well worth the money and then some. i landed on my ass hard, and i mean full on, a couple times on ICE and the only thing that came out of it was a sarcastic "ow". sitting down doesn't hurt one bit after today's shred but my legs/knees/elbows took a toll. haha. thanks azzpad! saved me from a visit to the emergency room.
I am sad. I ended up with 2 ass-options. I have these...



and they do the job, all the pads are removable so I could take out the non essential pads. The butt protection is "ok" not fantastic.

I also ended up with an azzpad, it seems like way more protection and more of what I was looking for, but my snowboard pants don't play nice with it. It is kinda huge, sticks out the back of my pants as my pants are kind of hip fit instead of waist fit.

I can wear it on the outside but it interferes with my ziptech.

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I am on my 4th pair or crash pads. So far everyone I've tried sucked. When I returned the Pro-Tec back to REI I ordered the Demon FLEX FORCE X D3O shorts. It is a little too small on me. I wear a size 38 pants and got the X-Large. Its real tight. Fits more like a med-large. Anyways I noticed that the tailbone protection is better than the RED Impact shorts. If it were a little bit larger I think I would keep.

I think I'm done searching. From what I've read here the two best impact shorts are the Azzpadz and Skeletoolz. I'm a big dude and a beginner. Which one of these provides better tailbone protection?
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Old 12-19-2011, 10:31 PM   #73 (permalink)
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This thread is so conveniently located for me in my time of need right now lol. Looking at the R.E.D. pads in the store I was just like eh. BTW you can get them for $38.xx shipped right now... So what is the general consensus on the best?
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I am on my 4th pair or crash pads. So far everyone I've tried sucked. When I returned the Pro-Tec back to REI I ordered the Demon FLEX FORCE X D3O shorts. It is a little too small on me. I wear a size 38 pants and got the X-Large. Its real tight. Fits more like a med-large. Anyways I noticed that the tailbone protection is better than the RED Impact shorts. If it were a little bit larger I think I would keep.

I think I'm done searching. From what I've read here the two best impact shorts are the Azzpadz and Skeletoolz. I'm a big dude and a beginner. Which one of these provides better tailbone protection?
Tailbone only...definately the Azzpad...I have both, and the Azzpad is much harder and firmer protection...the skeletools has hip protection which is the bonus...if you are beginning, and are so big, i'd get the azzpad...also the azzpad makes peeing a lot easier
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This thread is so conveniently located for me in my time of need right now lol. Looking at the R.E.D. pads in the store I was just like eh. BTW you can get them for $38.xx shipped right now... So what is the general consensus on the best?
The RED are not only over priced but don't seem very good at all. The shorts I linked above are better (they are Demon Snow Flex force pro, come in mens as well obviously).

Azzpad seems like the best, but the padding is hard. It's terribly bulky in my opinion. It is going to be sent back.

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Old 12-19-2011, 11:07 PM   #76 (permalink)
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The RED are not only over priced but don't seem very good at all. The shorts I linked above are better (they are Demon Snow Flex force pro, come in mens as well obviously).

Azzpad much better for the tailbone.
Concurred...I had the d30 from Demon and they are much better than the RED's, I would have kept them but the point of my getting skeletools was to get hip protection as well. The demon hip protection was pretty pathetic.
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Old 12-21-2011, 09:11 PM   #77 (permalink)
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Just ordered some azzpadz for the next time I go snowboarding. I fell a lot this past weekend and have a huge bruise on my tailbone (a little worried I broke it, but it's not too uncomfortable when I sit up straight) and on my right butt cheek so I want to limit that for next week.
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I just bought the azzpadz as well. Hopefully it does the trick. Sadly it hasn't snowed much this year so I don't think I'll be using them anytime soon.
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Plastic rigid shield that can be removed...just over your T-bone. Best money spent ever.

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So I just got the Azzpadz and I'm not really too sure about it. The tailbone protection is pretty good but the damn thing is really stiff. I was just sitting on it for a few minutes on my couch to test it out but it got uncomfortable quickly. The plastic protective layer is hard and I can see how there would be some discomfort on the lift or after a long day of boarding. I can't see myself wearing this thing all day.

I'm not going to give up on it yet. Planning on hitting the mountain next week and giving it a try. Will see how it goes from there.
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