Snowboarders: talk to me about impact shorts (Warning: gratuitous hairyarse pic)

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  • flatfish
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    i’ve got some and they’re brill, dianese i think wouldn’t ride a board without them now

    Premier Icon BigDummy
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    I know we were warned, but I’m not sure I was prepared. 😯

    coffeeking
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    I’ve got a photo of my missus’ bum with a bigger bruise than that from and MTB fall, she didnt find it amusing either!

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Lol @ BigDummy.

    Premier Icon cinnamon_girl
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    Blimey! I don’t believe it! TWO pics of men’s ar$es in one day on the forum 😯

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    c_g I missed the other one!

    moe_szyslak
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    Also have a look at rugby under-shorts, many motocross riders use these as they tend to be a bit cheaper.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I can assure you that the camera adds 20 pounds.

    And gives the illusion of a milk bottle complexion.

    And monkey hair.

    😳 😳 😳

    Premier Icon Shandy
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    I’ve a pair of Dainese, they’re fine.

    I’m not sure the coccyx(sp?!) protection is worth it, it provides very little support and makes the shorts much more uncomfortable.

    Hip/pelvis protection is where its at, those are the boney bits that get very painful from repeated falls.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I did this last week at Xscape:

    It hurt. 😳

    Apparently if I’d been wearing impact shorts then I would be able to sit down without wincing by now.

    So anyone got any experience of them (specifically for boarding) and have any idea where I can get them during the “off-season”?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I’ve a pair of Dainese, they’re fine.

    Interesting. I looked at these Dianese shorts:


    http://www.snowboard-asylum.com/dainese-snowboard-helmets-and-protection.htm

    My first thought was “that cocyx protection looks bloody uncomfortable” – can you wear them backwards and use it as a codpiece? πŸ˜‰

    robarnold
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    I’ve got a pair of the Dianese ones and the cocyx protector is indeed pretty bloody awkward, wouldn’t wear them if you intend to be sitting on a bicycle seat by any means, not bad for freeriding on snow though

    Premier Icon Shandy
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    The cocyx thing is uncomfortable and adds to the nappy effect. I did actually break my cocyx whilst wearing them. I’m not sure if they made it better or worse, it would have been nasty either way. In fact it was so bad I had to have a quick check to see if my ring was still in one piece! 😯

    colnagokid
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    Ive got some 661 (i think) ones, comfy to wear, no hard-armour. Well worth having

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    I have some 661 ones as well – comfy enough to ride* a bike all day

    *chairlift biking

    BlingBling
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    Dianese here too the cocyx thing protected me just fine on the sheet ice πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon Tracey
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    We have all got the Dianese and never had a problem with the cocyx protector

    Tracey

    LoulaBella
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    More hairy arse pics please.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    I’m mainly looking at them for riding rails, so I guess cocyx protection is a good idea – even if it does look a little awkward.

    LoulaBella: any special requests? πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon EdwardH
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    I have had a pair of Dianese for about 6 years and dont find them at all uncomfortable. Though they still dont stop the arse cheeks ripped apart feeling of land flat on yer bum sidee-ways

    jumping_flea
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    I think I’m going to invest in some impact type shorts – did the same in March this year. Came off a rail straight onto my hip – it still gives me some grief in the mornings 3/4months on.

    Helmets – also going to invest in one this year. I think its the biking, but after 20 years of snow holidays with no problems (skiing and snowboarding – snowparks included) I just don’t want to risk it any more.

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
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    Oh don’t start him off on the helmet debate, we had all this in January. πŸ™‚

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Actually I’m in the market for a helmet as well – they are compulsory at Xscape and the rental ones are a bit minging. I’m currently resorting to wearing a buff between my pristine napper and the sweaty dome.

    Mind you… if I hadn’t been wearing a helmet then I probably wouldn’t have been riding the rails and got my arse in that state…

    πŸ˜‰

    genesis
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    Usually wear my 661 skate lid for snowboarding tbh.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    16 years of snowboarding I’ve never bothered with impact shorts.

    Just learn how to stop falling and you wont need them πŸ˜‰

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Well, 16 years boarding and I evidentally still fall.
    If you don’t fall then you just aren’t trying hard enough. πŸ˜›

    Travis
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    would the 661 shorts with D30 work well?

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    would the 661 shorts with D30 work well?

    Looks interesting, but would they offer any cocyx protection?

    I’ve been looking at the Dainese and RED shorts.

    Dainese look a bit better as they have mesh bits so they will be a bit less sweaty. Plus they got plenty of experience in body armour from MotoX. But they are Β£80 and I can get the RED ones for Β£35.

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    If you don’t fall then you just aren’t trying hard enough.

    Nope. I’m just f*cking magic! πŸ˜€

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Mleh. πŸ™„ I rarely fall when just cruising about on the slopes on holiday. So I’ve never bothered with impact shorts or a helmet before.

    But I’m only just getting into freestyle properly and falling is an inevitable part of the game.
    Even the pros in the X-Games/Olympics take a tumble – so if you don’t then you’re just not trying.

    Put it this way: what is the best trick you can nail? And what would happen if you tried to take it up a level?

    Premier Icon BoardinBob
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    I gave up on freestyle stuff a few years back and mainly do backcountry freeride stuff now but I used to compete regularly back in the day. Comfortably landed b/s & f/s 720s, 900s were pushing it. McTwists and Haakon Flips in the pipe.

    I bruised myself more in my first two weeks on a snowboard, than I ever did from then on.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
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    Lol, I’m more at the poser-slide / straight-air level – just learning freestyle.

    On “real slopes” I prefer to just mess about in deep powder.
    Never really had the money to do proper heli/cat-drop backcountry, but off-piste is always fun.

    I bruised myself more in my first two weeks on a snowboard, than I ever did from then on.

    Agreed, but I was in my teens when I was learning the basics, so it didn’t hurt. I’m 34 now and my magical healing powers and bouncability are not what they once were. πŸ˜•

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