This is my first thread so go easy - I just have a couple of questions regarding safety gear. What are your accumulative thoughts on safety gear in the park? What should be essential and what is overkill? I wouldn't ski without a helmet (let alone ski park without one), but how about a back protector or impact shorts? I've landed my first few inverts and I'm starting to think a back protector could be a good idea - I've seen varying designs around though, which would be best and why? Keeping in mind things like price, comfort, etc. Would padded shorts also be worth investing in? If so, any recommendations?
Are there any other products that have saved your bacon or increased your comfort when skiing?
Does anyone ski with a knee brace, is it worth it?