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Suggestions for hip armour?

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My doc says she is going to yank my pass if I do not get some sort of hip armour this year. Bone density there looking a bit dicey. So I searched the archives and came up with some brands to check out. Many seem to be for sports other than skiing, or are nothing more than padded undies. These, however, look pretty good. Low profile and some rigid material:

 

http://www.dainese.com/us_en/multisport-winter/action-short-protection.html?cat=75

 

Any other suggestions?

Thanks,

David

post #2 of 15

Check out Red and POC. Also be aware that there are pads and there are pads. There is a big difference between vanilla foam pads and the more serious  instant hardening foams.

post #3 of 15

I've had great luck with Dainese. Check out 661 too as they are working with the d3o stuff. Spyder might have something for you too.

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teve, 


Steve, was this clip from your Berklee days?

You know I got that "hip" thing covered. I play lead tenor in a 17 piece big band. Clarinet in klez gig. That is all good for the bones.

"What is hip today may be passe." True that. Reminds me of a comment made by an instructor at the Les Deux Alpes ski camp I did with Rick Schnellman last summer. During the initial culling process, I slithered down the side of the trail as I usually do, swishing my ass in that perfect Austrian, Hans Schneider sort of way. And at the bottom she came over and said, in a way only the British can, "Oh, you ski so beautifully in that passe style." After a week on the glacier with Rick, I now carve the turkey.

Thanks for that. You and me have some turns to make this year.

David

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1973 I wasn't at Berklee yet, but I actually did see TOP at the Fillmore West circa 1970 and they totally blew me away! Warming up I think for the Butterfield Blues Band who also had a horn section around then.

 

17 pieces?  Would that be 8 & 5 plus rhythm section?  Nice!  I played in some big bands about 30 years ago!  Piano in some and Moog synthesizer in Phil Wilson's Dues Band. 

 

Yes I definitely want to ski with you this year - no bout adout it!

 

Just finished lifting.  Something else we have in common (along with Joe Weider! . )

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I've had great luck with Dainese. Check out 661 too as they are working with the d3o stuff. Spyder might have something for you too.


Will do. What is the d3o material?

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1973 I wasn't at Berklee yet, but I actually did see TOP at the Fillmore West circa 1970 and they totally blew me away! Warming up I think for the Butterfield Blues Band who also had a horn section around then.

 

17 pieces?  Would that be 8 & 5 plus rhythm section?  Nice!  I played in some big bands about 30 years ago!  Piano in some and Moog synthesizer in Phil Wilson's Dues Band. 

 

Yes I definitely want to ski with you this year - no bout adout it!

 

Just finished lifting.  Something else we have in common (along with Joe Weider! . )

Steve, the 17 are 5 saxes, 4 trumpets,4 bones, piano, drums, bass and singer. Our band, Senitmental Journey is single handedly preserving the great jazz tradition of playing hours on end at gigs for gas money. But if music feeds the soul.....

Will pm you shortly to discuss ski plans. Happy Labor Day.

David

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I use Hillbilly Dirt Gear Padded Impact Shorts

 

http://www.sportsauthority.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3139822&CAWELAID=196761044


Those are some scary looking drawers. They look kind of bulky but burly. Do you have to size up for them?

David

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Will do. What is the d3o material?


d3o is soft stuff that turns hard when you hit it. It can be made a lot less bulky than most padding. I have a d3o slalom top and you can take some pretty good hits with it and not really feel them. Cool stuff.

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d3o is soft stuff that turns hard when you hit it. It can be made a lot less bulky than most padding. I have a d3o slalom top and you can take some pretty good hits with it and not really feel them. Cool stuff.


That is amazing, and just what I am looking for. Wonder if they could use that in helmets to make them less bulky?
 

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That is amazing, and just what I am looking for. Wonder if they could use that in helmets to make them less bulky?
 


I don't think it would help with helmets. Helmets are about reducing the deceleration of your head. d3o stuff is more about spreading the impact to a larger area. They do make d3o hats though (I guess they must be for those who just can't be seen wearing a helmet).

 

http://www.d3o.com/

 

Check this page http://www.d3o.com/products.php?section=4

 

I see stuff from Envy, 661, Spyder, Head and several others that might fit the bill.

 

http://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_661Bike.aspx?id=bb30b578-c724-4e22-8f00-7cd8af527c9b&product=e6f6fe3a-5dea-4c8f-995a-cdee38b0747f

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I don't think it would help with helmets. Helmets are about reducing the deceleration of your head. d3o stuff is more about spreading the impact to a larger area. They do make d3o hats though (I guess they must be for those who just can't be seen wearing a helmet).

 

http://www.d3o.com/

 

Check this page http://www.d3o.com/products.php?section=4

 

I see stuff from Envy, 661, Spyder, Head and several others that might fit the bill.

 

http://www.sixsixone.com/Catalog_661Bike.aspx?id=bb30b578-c724-4e22-8f00-7cd8af527c9b&product=e6f6fe3a-5dea-4c8f-995a-cdee38b0747f


Thanks again, epic. Appreciate the links.

David
 

post #15 of 15

No prob. I hope you find what you want.

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