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Hey, I wanna get one of those shorts with all those pads on it so it doesn't hurt to fall on rails as much. But I noticed a bunch of different companies make them. Which are the best ones - as in easy to move in but still with enough protection.
i think mine are pro-tec. i havent had them long but they seem to work well. seems like the soft pads would be a lot more comfortable than hard plastic ones.
also most are probably more for snowboarders so make sure they have pads in the hips.
to everyone who says they dont get why you would buy pads, last season i got this bruise on my hip from falling on it over and over. This thing eventually swelled out like 2 inches and made a black circle with a foot diameter on my hip. i could barely walk for a week and i couldnt ski for 2 weeks, and couldnt ski hard for the rest of the season. there was never a particular fall that was terrible, just alot that hit in the same place. i feel like if i had had pads that whole time it would have never really been a problem. i also want to get some for this season, but am nervous that they will be too bulky or something shitty
try and find softshell ones if you can. I don't kow here you can find softshells, but I know both scott, dainese, and 661 make quality protection. I would look at 661 first, cause i know their biking stuff is comfy, durable and has great value.
I sue all softshell pads for biking, and i know for riding park/dirt jumps most of teh time and a bit of freeride they work really good. I think the kind of impacts you would have would be similar between the two sports.
I use the soft protec hip pads. The pads don't get in your way. You feel a little bulkier in them but its worth it for how much pain they save you. No one will ever notice you are wearing them if your pants are even moderately baggy.
Upgrade your pants a size and get some RED impact shorts. Everybody talks shit and I did too - until I tried a pair. Now I wouldn't go out without 'em. You forget you're wearing them, and it's way better than breaking your tail bone and being out for two or three months . . .