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Old 11-27-2012, 07:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all,

My girlfriend fractured her coccyx last year snowboarding. It was our first season. She had impact shorts on but just landed hard on ice. I guess without the shorts the fracture would have been worse.....

Either way - she wants to get back on the board this year and I'm thinking I'd like to do what I can to stop this happening again.

What I was thinking was of getting a tailsaver (Great Alternative to Crash Pads and Padded Shorts - Tailsaver!) to use as well as her shorts. I know this might be a bit bulky but what I'm wondering is - would this give a lot more protection?

Also - is there a huge difference between different types of padded shorts? This is what she has today (Mens Impact Snowboard Pants | Trespass)

Wondering do I:
1) Get her a better pair of padded shorts (Burton or Protec seem to get the best reviews)
2) OR use the ones she has and "double down" with a tailsaver or
something like that to give that extra cushion....

Thanks for your help!
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ok so - would one of these guys go over padded shorts for double protection or would you just stick with the azzpad alone?
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2nd question - do crash pads / impact shorts not give a better all round protection though for the hips etc?

Was thinking of an azzpadz but then thought, why not get that bit of extra cover.... in a pound for pound fall on the tail which do people think gives a better protection - impact shorts (say burton red or IPS) or azzpadz

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Can you not get Dainese in the US? Seems to be the ones everyone in the UK rave over, with the hard coccyx piece.

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2nd question - do crash pads / impact shorts not give a better all round protection though for the hips etc?

Was thinking of an azzpadz but then thought, why not get that bit of extra cover.... in a pound for pound fall on the tail which do people think gives a better protection - impact shorts (say burton red or IPS) or azzpadz

Thanks
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Although with some photos of your girlfriends coccyx (less clothing prefered) I'd be able to make a more thorough reccomendation.
If I had a previous injury I would wear both. For me the pants are good enough (all though they are significantly thinner).
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At the risk of sounding like a dick, I'm going to say the money may be better spent on lessons anyway. I'm going to guess she caught an edge on her heelside and slammed backwards? In 20+ years on a board I've only had two bad tailbone falls, one was in the 1/4 pipe and I launched funny, another was when I went off-piste, and heading back onto the slope I crossed a track which launched me up and I came back down on my hip.

In regular hard charging I would say I never land on my ass. This coming from the guy who wears full upper body armor and a helmet every day on the slopes, no matter what the conditions are...
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At the risk of sounding like a dick, I'm going to say the money may be better spent on lessons anyway. I'm going to guess she caught an edge on her heelside and slammed backwards? In 20+ years on a board I've only had two bad tailbone falls, one was in the 1/4 pipe and I launched funny, another was when I went off-piste, and heading back onto the slope I crossed a track which launched me up and I came back down on my hip.

In regular hard charging I would say I never land on my ass. This coming from the guy who wears full upper body armor and a helmet every day on the slopes, no matter what the conditions are...
+1 but if she has a previous injury it would be good to wear something. I bought mine for rails.
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