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Ski Back Protection

For anyone heading out to ski, I would suggest getting a back protector. Just seen a Cat 2 one in Decathlon for €35

https://www.decathlon.fr/dbck-100-ad...On1E7EHJ9O-zmM

this could easily save you from a life changing fall
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Old 11.12.2018, 23:32
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Re: Ski Back Protection

Here is a review of more substantial back protection:

https://sloperunner.com/2018/12/08/h...-T1jBiZUytMHsE
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Old 11.12.2018, 23:48
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Re: Ski Back Protection

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Here is a review of more substantial back protection:

https://sloperunner.com/2018/12/08/h...-T1jBiZUytMHsE
Why do you believe they are more substantial? They both have the same level of certification Cat 2.

As it happens I have modified a hard one which is in my backpack, however it's more dangerous for me as the screws in my spine stick out 8-10mm. I can't even lie down on it without a huge amount of pain. I looked at some in Snow & Rock in London for 3-4 times the price on Saturday, I was not comfortable in them, I believe the one I linked to is better.
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Re: Ski Back Protection

Are you sure that you wanna go skiing again, as in sliding more or less uncontrolled down a mountain on two planks?
Maybe you should take up tiddly-winks
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Re: Ski Back Protection

I guess you could even break your back without one of these.....
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Re: Ski Back Protection

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Why do you believe they are more substantial? They both have the same level of certification Cat 2.
Eh? The linked article is discussing the types of back protectors available in general, not any specific model. Certainly some of the examples given (e.g. here) appear to be bulkier, i.e. 'more substantial' than the one you suggest, but there's no conclusion that they offer a greater level of protection. Rather, it's just highlighting some of the factors that you may want to think about if you're considering going down this route.
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Re: Ski Back Protection

I have found that the back protector can be put into a rucksack, it's far more comfortable than having a rucksack on the top of a back protector.
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Re: Ski Back Protection

That is very interesting - can you describe how that works a bit clearer - photos perhaps? Thanks.

Can't your partner or a friend carry the rucksack, in the circumstances?
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Re: Ski Back Protection

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That is very interesting - can you describe how that works a bit clearer - photos perhaps? Thanks.

Can't your partner or a friend carry the rucksack, in the circumstances?
The back protector is placed at the back of the rucksack so as close to the back as possible.

The All mountain 500 is the woman's version of the one linked above.

For safety everyone needs to carry an avalanche transceiver, shovel & probe. There will be fresh snow tomorrow & Wednesday. I have skied about 15 times now this season, since having a 4 hour hour private lesson on 31 December have been off piste most of the time.

From looking at the scans & the kit I was wearing, I now believe my compression fractures to my back occurred when my head hit the ground before landing on my back, so helmets are a good idea!
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Re: Ski Back Protection

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That is very interesting - can you describe how that works a bit clearer - photos perhaps? Thanks.

Can't your partner or a friend carry the rucksack, in the circumstances?
the rucksack (with the back protector in it)?
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Re: Ski Back Protection

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Here is a review of more substantial back protection:

https://sloperunner.com/2018/12/08/h...-T1jBiZUytMHsE
I have also found Motor cross back supports are cheaper but have same level of protection.
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