I separated both of my shoulders (at different times) this year, both times taking hard hits directly to top of shoulders. Also a couple nasty contusions from a tumble in a boulder field. I'm in my 40s, so healing up isn't as quick as it used to be, so the idea of armor sounds appealing. However, I'm worried that armor will be bulky or restrictive or annoying or maybe even less effective than I hope it would be.
What's it like to ski in armor ALL day?
Does it really work?
Any gotchas to be wary of?
Any particular recommendations or non-recommendations?
Do the articulated spine protectors protect against anything other than a direct spine impact?
What about tailbone pads?
Soft pads vs. hard pads?
What's up with Aegix?