Best tailbone protection is? azzpadz? - Page 8 - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #71 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 04:27 PM
Veteran Member
 
Jenzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vernon, BC
Posts: 819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by JaeGT View Post
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.

Last edited by Jenzo; 12-19-2011 at 04:30 PM.
Jenzo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #72 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 11:20 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
deeken is offline  
post #73 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 11:31 PM
Senior Member
 
FL_Boarder's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: North of Tampa, FL
Posts: 103
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
FL_Boarder is offline  
post #74 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-19-2011, 11:31 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by deeken View Post
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
gti303 is offline  
post #75 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 12:02 AM
Veteran Member
 
Jenzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Vernon, BC
Posts: 819
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by FL_Boarder View Post
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.

Last edited by Jenzo; 12-20-2011 at 12:09 AM.
Jenzo is offline  
post #76 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-20-2011, 12:07 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jenzo View Post
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.
gti303 is offline  
post #77 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-21-2011, 10:11 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 46
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
nataku is offline  
post #78 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-22-2011, 04:55 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
deeken is offline  
post #79 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 07:56 PM
Veteran Member
 
KIRKRIDER's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 2,719
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
Plastic rigid shield that can be removed...just over your T-bone. Best money spent ever.


2015/16 -9- Kirkwood days
Arbor A-Frame 158 2009-10
Jeremy Jones Hovercraft 156, 2011/12
Burton Driver-X
K2-Cinch-CTX
Subaru WRX 06
KIRKRIDER is offline  
post #80 of 96 (permalink) Old 12-30-2011, 12:03 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: LI, NY
Posts: 54
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
deeken is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome