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Old 03-26-2012, 03:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Thanks man. Azzpadz is only a tailbone protection and I want to protect my hips too. So, it's not for me.
Is your friend happy with his body armor and shorts?
I understand, there is no armor, that will protect in a big crash. But still wan't to wear one of the best in market, which will help in small fails and reduce damage in big crash (hope no more...).
Btw, I've heard what Forcefield Extreme Harness Adventure body armor has not enought soft padding in elbow and shoulder guards, thats why it's not comfortable to wear. Would like to know, if it's true or not? Maybe someone has this body armor (Forcefield Extreme Harness Adventure | Forcefield Body Armour and Climate Control )?
He finds it a bit heavy and a bit hot... but pretty protective. The short he doesn't like (very protective... but the spandex and foam rubber is a little restrictive to him)
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Old 03-26-2012, 04:07 PM   #12 (permalink)
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handscreate, I looked at Dainese protection. It's looks very nice. But then I found Forcefield and somehow liked it better. It meets motocross standards. Actually they have one product, which is top motorcycle armor past few years: Forcefield Pro Sub 4 Back Protector | Forcefield Body Armour and Climate Control But it's only back protector. And I want to protect all upper body.
Dianese is nice, but very expensive and sometimes overpriced because of the name on it. I only suggested those brands to you because they make very high quality armor that can take a beating without beating up you or your wallet. They're also likely more easy to find in a local shop to try on & check out in person, as fit with armor is extremely important. If the armor is too small it will be uncomfortable, too large & it slides around and doesn't do what it's designed to. On top of that, everyones sizes are slightly different & no 2 larges, etc are exactly alike. You may also find that 1 over another fits a certain area better, such as forearms/elbows, shoulders, back. In the end, you have to be happy with the armor you purchase, I just wanted to throw out some additional suggestions that you may not have looked at because they're not marketed to snowboarders. I'd still check them out at your local motorcycle shop if you have one & have the ability to
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:21 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I have been bulking up my safety equipment depending on tricks I want to learn.
I'm thinking this would be great for me to wear while working my 3's. Don't know that I would want to wear all that all the time. But in your case I think it is a good call.
I never leave home with out my Azzpadz.
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Old 03-26-2012, 09:34 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Consider a motocross setup. They are tough, lighweight, breathable, and have been in R&D alot longer than the snow stuff.
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:27 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah, probably I should go to local motorcycle shops and see what they have. Looks like this is not the thing to buy on internet, without being able to try how it fits.
What about wrist guards in my 1st post? Are they really as great as positioned?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:31 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Shit man, multiple spinal fractures? Props to you for even considering to keep riding. I'm not sure I would. If I did, I'd probably be a blue groomer cruiser.

I'd definitely consult with a doctor and figure out if riding was a good idea and what type of protection he might suggest. Maybe even some sort of back brace? I don't know.
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I am now wearing the Demon d3o upper armor and Azzpadz tailbone protector (used to have Dainese armor short).
What Dainese short you had, how did it felt and how much protective it was?
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What Dainese short you had, how did it felt and how much protective it was?
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Old 03-27-2012, 12:55 AM   #19 (permalink)
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What Dainese short you had, how did it felt and how much protective it was?
I was using (actually I still have, just don't use it much) the Dainese Impact Short plus (plus version has a hard tailbone piece). It was one of the better fitting padded shorts I've worn, but the padding was pretty thin overall and the tailbone protector is too small in my opinion (too easy for it to be out of place when you crash).
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Old 03-27-2012, 01:03 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Thanks linvillegorge! Yeah, it sounds scary, but already have passed 5 weeks from that accident and I don't feel any pain. I am wearing back brace when not laying in bed, can't hold heawy things and sit yet, but it sure heals. Week ago I was in hospital and x-ray didn't show what it's getting worse. Next x-ray will be done after ~3 weeks and if everything ok, probably doc will let me come back to work, drive car, sit, etc. Just it takes time to fully recover, but I will be able to do everything, that I did before in my life. Probably I will not push myself the next season, but sure I will be able to do buttering and some rails/boxes. Since now I want to protect myself as much, as possible. Because when doing just small things, you never can't be sure, if someone else will not hit you at high speeds or something else bad happens... For me there is no more question to wear protection or not to wear.
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