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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2013, 03:43 PM
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What bothers me is that it seems to hurt my tailbone just from small "light" falls and then continues to bother me when I'm on the lift. I think I may send Demon an e-mail and see what they say...
That just doesn't seem right. Do you have any tenderness in that area otherwise?

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That just doesn't seem right. Do you have any tenderness in that area otherwise?

(oh god, that's going to bring out the pervs )
Did you just ask him if his ass was tender???
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no, no tenderness. lol

Without the rear pad in, falls do not hurt.

I'm starting to think it's because I have a flat (no) butt. This means that the rear pad extends out far enough causing all the force to be placed on my tailbone...
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Yeah, sounds like you need some way to spread the impact force. They have some pretty rigid foams at the Foam Shop, and in several thicknesses. Can't help with specifics, but maybe if you go there and check it out, something will click.


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i have been boarding 4 years...first 3 years i wore hard shell padded shorts and wrist guards. I took off after first year the thigh hard parts, just leaving the pads. I left on the hard shell for tail bone. In my 4th year I quite wearing the shorts all together. I highly recommend hard shell tail bone protection until you notice you don't fall on you butt anymore.

I still wear the wrist guards and for now think I will continue to. I just think regardless of how long you have been boarding that one bad fall - which could happen to anyone - could happen anytime.
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I think the OP is confusing comfort with protection. Certain things like the hardshell armor and D3O is designed to protect you in a harder fall and prevent serious injury. It's not as comfortable as say a softer foam, but is going to perform much better in a hard fall in terms of impact absorption or energy disbursement or whatever you wanna call it.

To anyone talking shit, that's laughable. Nothing wrong with wearing some body armor or helmet or whatever as a preventative measure. If it means you can ride longer/harder with more confidence, it's a good investment. After I broke my tailbone a few years back, I wore impact short for a couple seasons of snowboarding and FR/DH mountain biking until it was more healed. Don't wear it anymore, but wouldn't knock anyone who does.

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