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Compression Tights... CW-X vs Opedix vs Skins

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Compression Tights... CW-X vs Opedix vs Skins

Hi everyone,

I have seen various threads on EpicSki covering ski-specific compression tights. Through my research, three different products come up:

1) CW-X Insulator Stabilyx and CW-X Insulator Pro (seems like the Pro version is more suited to skiing?)

http://cw-x.com/ss/products/mens/m_insulated

2) Opedix S1 - seems to be more targeted at knee stabilization

http://www.opedix.com/s1_ski_tights.aspx

3) Snow Skins - from Australia

http://www.skins.net/us/en/Products/...echnology/snow

I'm having a hard time deciding which one of these to get. I am young (32) and my knees are in good shape. My main desire is a tight that will support my leg muscles to keep them going longer before tiring and reduce the soreness after skiing.

Has anyone tried more than one of these? Any notes for comparison?

Thanks!
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I've been using the CW-X pro tights for 4 years now and they have really helped me. I don't use the insulater as they add warmth and that's something I don't need. The pro model goes on very tight over my knees and provides ample support. I had a knee operation and had to wear a brace to go skiing. Someone told me about the CW-X tights, I tried them and threw away the brace.I'm writing you from Vail where I ski everyday during my annual 3 week vacation and I believe its made possible by these terrific tights. They cost me about $95. I saw the Opedix in a ski shop and they retail for well over $100. I don't know how much better they can be than  the CW-X.  Good luck!

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I've just been sold on my Skins... again.  I've done NO sport for 2 years, haven't seen snow, certainly haven't skiied since April 07. So my first day was Wednesday with a wild young banker (who managed to yard-sale with a 25-foot blast off a cat track during 2nd last run), second day was a PSIA level 2 skiing clinic at Sundance, and 3rd day was a level 3 skiing clinic, same venue with a foot + of fresh snow added.

 

Legs came through just fine, thanks to my Skins. Skiing JH tomorrow and there'll be no issues whatsoever.

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