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Old 09-23-2012, 05:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,
I'm looking into buying some protective clothing for boarding this year, preferably some i can use for mountain biking too in the summer. I for sure am gonna get some shorts/pants with tailbone protection, and maybe knee/shin pads too. I'd like to get soft padding instead of hard so it doesn't restrict movement as much.
I also might get upper body protection, but i'm not real sure about that yet. Something with decent elbow pads, chest protection, and maybe some back protection?
I'm kinda on a budget, so I'm trying to stay under $60 total for lower body pads and under $100 total for upper body if i do get some.
I don't hear much about people who have used protection other than a helmet, can anyone give me some advice or recommend some gear to me?

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btw, i don't mind buying used
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Old 09-24-2012, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should have a look at NIKE PRO COMBAT.

It is originally for football, but it looks like great for snowboarding.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Get impact shorts and a set of elbow pads and if you have the cash gloves with wrist guards to start with; later maybe a spine guard. By far the most injurys that I've seen/had were elbows (chipped) brused or broken tail bones and brused/broken wrist
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hey,
I'm looking into buying some protective clothing for boarding this year, preferably some i can use for mountain biking too in the summer. I for sure am gonna get some shorts/pants with tailbone protection, and maybe knee/shin pads too. I'd like to get soft padding instead of hard so it doesn't restrict movement as much.
I also might get upper body protection, but i'm not real sure about that yet. Something with decent elbow pads, chest protection, and maybe some back protection?
I'm kinda on a budget, so I'm trying to stay under $60 total for lower body pads and under $100 total for upper body if i do get some.
I don't hear much about people who have used protection other than a helmet, can anyone give me some advice or recommend some gear to me?

Thanks

btw, i don't mind buying used
For superior tailbone protection I recommend Azzpadz $50. I used to wear padded shorts, but I found them a little restrictive... I've worn Skeletools, Dainese, RED, and Crashpads.

For upper body... I recommend Demo Flex Force Pro ($95). I also like Skeletools vest ($88 on sale right now). I've worn this downhill longboarding in the summer when it was like 80-90 degrees so it should work for mountain biking too.

Actually what size are you? I am 5'9" 160 lbs and wear size medium gear. I'll check to see what I still have in my old gear box. Ah... I have an older model Demon Flex Force Pro - Men's Medium, that I'll sell for $50 + shipping. I also have an excellent condition Skeletools vest that I replaced the rib pads with d3o - I'll sell that for $70 + shipping. Here are the photos

Demon Flex Force Pro (you can see it has removable segment spine plate, removable hard caps on the shoulder and elbow, and padding on the ribs, and clavicle area). It also as two zippered pockets in the front. The back has compression strap to tighten the jacket to fit better if you are skinny.




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Sun protective clothing is clothing specifically designed for sun protection and is produced from a fabric rated for its level of ultraviolet protection.
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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wtf....snowboarding vs dh biking. Op save yer $ take lesson on how to fall or bail and lessons on how to ride a board. You will quickly not need any protection except for a helmet. As for dh, full face and neck brace (at least) and good hard shell (unless perhaps ur riding soft loam)...yer gonna to fuck yer shit....$300 helmet and $400 neckbrace is cheap compared to your pending medical bills. My daughters dh stuff...I'm too much of a chicken shit to do dh...and I ain't a retard yet.


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wtf....snowboarding vs dh biking. Op save yer $ take lesson on how to fall or bail and lessons on how to ride a board.
You don't ride park do you? (i.e. you have never slipped off you edge off a kinked rail and slammed your tailbone/spine on a cold steel).

Having protection is not just about avoiding catastrophic injury, it really reduces the pounding your body takes and keeps you from feeling like a piece of pounded beef the next day. We didn't care about it when we were younger, but now that we have to actually go the work the next day, it beats popping advil like tic-tacs.

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You don't ride park do you? (i.e. you have never slipped off you edge off a kinked rail and slammed your tailbone/spine on a cold steel).

Having protection is not just about avoiding catastrophic injury, it really reduces the pounding your body takes and keeps you from feeling like a piece of pounded beef the next day. We didn't care about it when we were younger, but now that we have day jobs, it beats popping advil like tictacs.
That's why I don't do rails any more and I do pre-pop ibuprofen like tictacs as a general tonic before putting my boots on. But I don't do park except for a mini jump line and a couple flat boxes....and we really don't have a park. Lone ur right...but in my mind and the little exposure with local dh'rs it is a different animal with different protective gear.
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That's why I don't do rails [...] I don't do park except for a mini jump line and a couple flat boxes....and we really don't have a park. Lone ur right...but in my mind and the little exposure with local dh'rs it is a different animal with different protective gear.
I don't do dh biking either so I can't say anything about that. I'm just saying protective clothing can be very useful when snowboarding if you plan on doing anything bigger than the mini park and ride on boxes.
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I do some park, a little bit of everything. I am for sure gonna get something for my tailbone, mine was sore for months after one bad fall last year. As for the rest, i'm not sure how much i'm going to get yet, we'll see.
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