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Gear Review

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no protection at all

These are a joke. I bought them when I was learning snowboarding and they don't help one bit. The ONLY thing they do is keep your butt warm when sitting on the snow. If you ever see them in person then squeeze the foam, its so soft you can easily touch your fingers together. Now imagine how that's supposed to help when you fall, even from a standstill. IT DOESN'T!!

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Try to hit it with something hard and see if it stiffens up. I don't know about these shorts but some have "smart foam" like 3DO armor. The molecules align and form strong bonds when it is quickly deformed. This way it's flexible until it is shocked. I know the Olympic skiers use these kinds of armor.