Snowboarders: talk to me about impact shorts (Warning: gratuitous hairyarse pic)
Try MX shops, I’ve a set of Knox ones, or have a look here http://www.session1.com/mountain-board/protection-c-25_427.html or http://www.atbshop.co.uk/products.php?cat=pro&subcat=40Posted 8 years agoShandySubscriber
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.Posted 8 years ago
I’ve a pair of Dainese, they’re fine.
Interesting. I looked at these Dianese shorts:
My first thought was “that cocyx protection looks bloody uncomfortable” – can you wear them backwards and use it as a codpiece? 😉Posted 8 years agoShandySubscriber
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! 😯Posted 8 years agojumping_fleaMember
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.Posted 8 years ago
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…
😉Posted 8 years ago
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 £80 and I can get the RED ones for £35.Posted 8 years ago
Mleh. 🙄 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?Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years ago
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. 😕Posted 8 years ago
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