Tailbone Protection For MUni?

Tailbone Protection For MUni?

Post by Shug » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 11:47:21


Been riding a good bit of MUni lately and take a good fall now and then.
A couple of them have been to the backside .... on me buttocks. Ha.
Although so far no tailbone injury, it has been close on rocks and logs
especially jumping down wet stuff. No worries though ... I am gonna do
it one way or another. But....
Does anyone wear a tail pad or such?
Any advise would be truly appreciated. I Thankee..

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Post by Shug » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 11:55:10

Quote:

> 661 bomber shorts should do the trick!

Those look really sturdy! Thanks for the consideration and I will
consider them. They don't seem terribly expensive ..

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Post by vanpau » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 11:49:08

661 bomber shorts should do the trick!

http://tinyurl.com/4v5nuc

http://tinyurl.com/3wba89

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Post by vanpau » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 11:58:55

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> Those look really sturdy! Thanks for the consideration and I will
> consider them. They don't seem terribly expensive ..

Oh yeah, so you don't get monkey butt, http://tinyurl.com/4bnqzn

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Post by Goats_On_Unicycle » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:05:38

I'm not sure exactly what kind of riding your doing but I used to do
some fairly technical speed muni and that was the one thing I didn't
injure.

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Post by Shug » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:12:42

Quote:

> I'm not sure exactly what kind of riding your doing but I used to do
> some fairly technical speed muni and that was the one thing I didn't
> injure.

Well ... wet rocks for one. I probably just need to improve my
technique. Hurt the tailbone as a younger feller and just do not want
to do it again.
Also I could play hookie from work in those days, can't now!

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Post by Goats_On_Unicycle » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:14:52

I see. Then I certainly think it would be prudent to get some
protection.
I havn't done many wet rocks but it kinda scared me when you mentioned
them. heh.

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Post by skilewis7 » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 13:45:42

While still kind of at the learning stage I fell backwards and bruised
my tailbone (I don't have much padding back there.  I couldn't sit w/o
any discomfort for almost two months.  Sitting on the saddle wasn't as
bad as a chair so I could still practice.

After that I almost always wear those 661 Pro Bomber shorts.  I have
the small size and they were still very loose, so I sowed the padded
sections together.  They didn't have enough padding for my skinny but
so I added some 2"X6" upulstry foam nearly 2 ft long, and I wrap it
around my hips and but between the 661's and my cycling shorts then
regular shorts or pants over that.

I like the hard armor of my 661's.  I'm thinking of adding another pair
of soft padded shorts to substitute my foam, like maybee 'these'
(http://tinyurl.com/3kdsh) or 'these' (http://tinyurl.com/3jb7zf).

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Post by muni_gu » Sat, 27 Sep 2008 23:31:51

Quite frankly I'm surprised no one has replied with the ultimate
solution to tailbone protection from none other than MUni pioneer George
Peck.

His eloquent, readily available using items found at the supermarket,
diy and inexpensive method for tailbone protection is probably second to
none.

THE SECRET TO HIS PROTECTIVE METHOD IS THE ABSORPTION FACTOR OF KITTY
LITTER.

An instructional video of the construction of his kitty litter and
newspaper (I think newspaper was involved in the construction, correct
me if I'm wrong) tailbone protection can be found on the classic MUni
video "Rough Terrian Unicycling", which is also featured on the UNiVERsE
2 DVD.

I haven't had the opportunity to construct my own kitty litter tailbone
protection, so your mileage may very.

Carl

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Post by Pseudony » Sun, 28 Sep 2008 07:49:43

If cost is an issue then you could always employ the power-bocking
method of tail bone protection. four 10" lengths of foam pipe insulation
and duct tape - 'PIC' (http://powerbockresources.com/tailbonepad-w.jpg).

Maybe you could fill each pipe with kitty litter to increase the
protection.

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Post by Unicor » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 00:54:51

Wet smooth rocks are as slippery as ice and it is really hard to
determine which way the tire is going to slip out!

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Post by teachnda » Tue, 30 Sep 2008 14:23:06

The bomber shorts sound like a good way to go.  I haven't tried them
though.

Here is a link to something I made a while back.

http://tinyurl.com/4f5pox

The link in that thread seems to have gone old.  Here is the new one
with pix. http://tinyurl.com/4takqg  Once there, you can click next to
see other pix.

I found I almost never fall on my tailbone even though I wore it.  I
just stopped wearing it for Muni even for technical steep stuff. The pad
comes up above the waistline. During the last two years I have been
getting lower back spasms and the pad seemed to bring those on when I
wore my hydration pack, so I stopped wearing it.  I haven't fallen since
I stopped wearing it. (knock on wood)

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