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    Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 7:28pm
Tailbone protection is what I'm buying, after landing on ice and not being able to sit right it'll definitely be right for me. Any other protective pieces you guys are using? http://www.azzpadz.com/ heres what im buying
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 7:30pm
Something called "impact shorts" sounds pretty popular around here. I haven't used it before, but I know lots of users here have. I just stay out of the park altogether to avoid the east coast ice burns haha
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 9:49pm
Besides from a helmet...I use knee/shin guards to protect my shins from them rails n jibs.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 11:08pm
Back protector, very useful.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 11:10pm
As mluu said, A helmet is the first priority in protective gear.

And another good investment in protective gear is wrist guards.  I've seen a lot of sprained or broken wrists.  Its mainly due to people instinctively putting their arms down to catch themselves when they fall.  There are gloves that come with wrist guards or have room for wrist guards.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/26/2012 at 11:14pm
and of course helmet, I am not allowed to enter the park without it (kopaonik snow park)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 12:47am
+1 for the helmet .   Sunscreen .High altitude rays are brutal
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 3:17am
agreeing with what everyone has/says
adding to it would be wrist guards.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 6:29am
Everytime I am on the mountain:
Helmet
Level gloves
Impact short
sunscreen
knee braces
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 6:40am
I wear a helmet everytime in on a board. It just takes one bad spill.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 10:32am
Helmet even for beginners?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 10:33am
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Helmet even for beginners?

Especially for beginners.

Yes, definitely a helmet.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 10:36am
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Helmet even for beginners?

Helmets for everyone!  

You gotta try on impact shorts because impact shorts do not fit the same on everyone.  
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 10:42am
What kind of helmets do you guys have? Im looking to get one before the season starts up.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 10:44am
I have a Giro Revolver and I love it.  I've seen it on sale for pretty cheap a bunch of places ($40 - $50).

Warm, light, comes with a bunch of inserts so you can get the fit nice and snug.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 10:46am
helmets go by the same rules as boots... get the one that fits you best

personally, i like Bern and Red helmets


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 10:58am
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helmets go by the same rules as boots... get the one that fits you best
personally, i like Bern and Red helmets



Yeah I see. Thanks for the advice. Ill have to go try a bunch on then.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 12:16pm

I wear the RED Mutiny II helmet, a moughguard when riding solo, Pro-tech brand impact shorts for days that aren’t snorkel depth, and pro-tech knee pads for hard or park days.  I’m a big fan of not dinging myself up.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 12:30pm
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I wear the RED Mutiny II helmet, a moughguard when riding solo, <SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Goudy Old Style','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt">Pro-tech brand impact shorts for days that aren’t snorkel depth, and pro-tech knee pads for hard or park days.<SPAN style="mso-spacerun: yes">  </SPAN>I’m a big fan of not dinging myself up.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p></SPAN>




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Nov/27/2012 at 1:26pm
I normally just wear a helmet when hitting the park, there has been several incidents where I don't wear a helmet for regular mountain riding then suddenly get hit by a few out of control riders or falling directly on the back of my head due to catching my edge but it wouldn't hurt to explore your options on protective gear such as wearing elbow & knee pads, mouth guard to protect that grill,and possibly a spine protector and so on,when starting out as a beginner it's highly recommended but not necessary though some folks think it will obstruct the movement of their body during riding.Its always best to never ride solo ,go with a friend which you two can look out for each for safety issues or run into any emergencies.
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