i am at the moment sitting in my local shop with the freshest snow outside i have seen in the alps for 3-4 years. reason i was a cheep arse when it came to buying body armour, second day skiing great fun, hitting the BC like i havent been able to in years, cliped an edge coming off about 3-4 meter drop. oh shit fuck it i will be fine wearing full suit body armour. nope. never be a tight jew when it comes to buying armour, only go for dainese it cost so much for a reason. i canot stress how important it is to weat armour when skiing out of bounds.
never buy this http://www.facewest.co.uk/Demon-Flex-Force-Pro-Spine-Guard.html
it shattered under the impact and i now have some lovely holes in my back. pictures will be up shortly.
ALWAYS WEAR ARMOUR GUYS.