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Old 02-06-2013, 07:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone! (First post!)

I'm new to snowboarding and picked up some protection for my tailbone, rear and legs. The legs and rear protection work great, but the tailbone leaves something to desired. In fact, it hurts now with even the light falls. The hard shell + padding is removable, but it is one piece. I'm thinking about replacing it with just some foam because I think it is the hard shell portion that is hurting me.

Anyone have any ideas on what kind of foam to get and where I can get it?

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Old 02-07-2013, 01:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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No one has any experience with this?
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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dude, just suck it up. get wrist guards and maybe impact shorts but you dont need any more than that, apart from a pair of balls
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the hard shell is protecting your tailbone, it may not be comfortable but its designed that was for a reason.

I suppose if its too much pain i would suggest some high density closed cell memory foam in place of the shell/pad
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one time i saw this guy tie a the sleeves of a hoody around his waist. so the main part was in his snow pants. so maybe hoody's are the best foam. ?
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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dude, just suck it up. get wrist guards and maybe impact shorts but you dont need any more than that, apart from a pair of balls
That post doesn't even make sense?!? Thanks but the next time I'm tumbling down a cliff over rocks I'll be glad I kept my gear on...

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Anyone have any ideas on what kind of foam to get and where I can get it?
Welcome! I have to agree with CMS and think that the manufacturer has chosen the right padding/shells designed for protection. That said my upper armor has a spine protector made of just nylon and foam. The foam padding in it is a fairly high density foam. Seems like the type of material used on the inside of hockey gear and knee pads.

Maybe you could get some old hockey shoulder pads and cut the foam out of them, then shape it to size? I'm sure there's a source for the raw foam somewhere, but I'm not sure I'd know where to begin looking. Possibly a camping mat would work (the foam rolls you put on the ground before putting your sleeping bag down).

Overall no protection will stop everything, but I'd rather have some layer of protection on between me and the objects trying to get me!
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Which exact shorts/protection did you get??
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I like my Demon D30 shorts. They are lightweight, thin, and flexible. I can wear them under my snow pants for the hour drive to the mountain and they don't bother me a bit.

That, and I just learned to board this year so I've spent plenty of time on my ass. So far, my tailbone is just fine.

I can't imagine wearing hard pads or those bulky azz-padz or whatever.
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i used the skeletools pants and azzpadz at the same time. works for me imo.
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That post doesn't even make sense?!? Thanks but the next time I'm tumbling down a cliff over rocks I'll be glad I kept my gear on...
Thanks! Couldn't have said it better myself...


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Which exact shorts/protection did you get??
I got Demon "Flexforce Low"

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...
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