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Are these specialized ski pants good?

post #1 of 11
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Hello,

I enjoy skiing, but I ski for recreation and not as much for sport. I came across this site from the Ski Net site: http://opedix.com/ski_strong.aspx and was wondering if anyone knows if these would be good pants for a recreational skier like myself.

Thanks!
Chris
post #2 of 11
Um, do you have $200 to spend on tights? if so, try them out. They may keep your legs fresher. If you're splurging on a heli trip anyway and don't have the time to get in shape, It's probably worth a shot.

Personally, though I've never had a knee injury, I've begun to wear knee stabilizers at all times. I also were compression bands on my quads. Total cost: about $30 .
post #3 of 11
What are knee stabilizers and why do you wear them at all times? What are the compression bands you wear on your quads?

Opedix looks sick. I'd love to have a pair or three of those tights.
post #4 of 11
The knee stabilizers are these basic knee braces with metal springs running down the sides. I simply am a bit paranoid about knee damage. I've found that by using them I if I land badly or the skis get hooked up in crud, the extra support really helps.

As for the quads, well, you are constantly flexing your quads skiing and the compression helps with muscle fatigue. The bands I use are just these large elastic bands. They really help me. After a long day I take em off and suddenly can barely walk to the car.
post #5 of 11
OK, thanks, that knee brace might be a good idea. I'm still don't have a good idea about what the quad bands are like.
post #6 of 11
I bought a pair of CWX tights a year ago. What a waste of money. I had a gift card and thought I would give them a shot.
post #7 of 11
Uh, CWX tights cost about $100. What tights would you recommend that cost less?
post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by telerod15 View Post
Uh, CWX tights cost about $100. What tights would you recommend that cost less?
I don't recommend the CWX tights. I think mine ended up in the trash. I think under armour cold gear are pretty good. They are tight enough to give compression over your quads. They're more in the $50 range.
post #9 of 11
Ok, thanks. I like my CWX knickers. I'm not ready to try Under Armor, but I'll keep it in mind when I need some new tights.
post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by aschick View Post
Um, do you have $200 to spend on tights? if so, try them out. They may keep your legs fresher. If you're splurging on a heli trip anyway and don't have the time to get in shape, It's probably worth a shot.

Personally, though I've never had a knee injury, I've begun to wear knee stabilizers at all times. I also were compression bands on my quads. Total cost: about $30 .
Heh, yeah, they're a little expensive I guess, but I've been burned in the past where I've bought stuff cheaper and it's broke. Kinda made me think of the "you get what you pay for" mantra. Figured I'd ask about the product though. I appreciate the reply...
The holidays are coming up, though

It's not as much that I have knee injuries, I just have weaker knees. I thought it might be work it to pick some of those up because besides the knee support I try to work out as often as I can but some extra help couldn't hurt

Thanks again!
-chris
post #11 of 11
If it's just for your knees, try the mueller knee stabilizers I linked to I think you can get them at walmart. I like them a great deal.
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