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The biggest and most memorable sags from a snowboarder in Sochi belong to Switzerlands Jan Scherrer. This patriotic 19yo competed in Slopestyle snowboarding and then the Halfpipe and treated us to a flash of his red Swiss flag sweats and Nike compression shorts with every run he made in both events.

 

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I was dissapointed when he didn't compete in the Halfpipe Semi-finals despite qualifying to as he is responsible for what I am sure will for most of us be the best sagging pics from the 2014 Winter Olypics. One of Jan's sponsors is Nike who also sponsor some of the other snowboarders who competed in Sochi including Slopestyle Gold Medal winner Sage Kotsenburg from the USA who we also saw wearing Nike Pro Combat Hyperwarm Compression Shorts in the Black/Volt colour option in these games.

 

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That's a great album of boarders you've posted in the Gallery Torsion - many thanks!  And great analysis above to identify the Nile Pro,

 

What is it that they all seem to wear between their compression shorts/boxers and their outer trousers?

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It's personal choice Kaytea so you can wear what you like when you're going big on the halfpipe :wink: just avoid cotton cause it absorbs water and stays wet and cold. Cotton can actually be dangerous to wear in cold weather as it can absorb up to 27 times it's weight in moisture and can conduct heat away from your body 25 times faster than dry clothing.

 

Anyway, multi layer clothing for snowboarding usually consists of a 3-layer system, a moisture wicking baselayer, an insulating mid layer and a wind & waterproof outer layer.

The second or mid layer upper body clothing can be synthetic or wool such as a fleece jacket or vest depending on the temperature. Mid layer bottoms are not so common as most people choose to wear tights for a baselayer and then their snowboarding pants over the top which usually have a multi layer system built into them. In extreme conditions an extra layer of insulation can be worn between the baselayer and snowboard pant such as a microfleece legging or lightweight sweat pant but it's personal choice, you could also wear fleece type shorts as a mid layer if you wanted. One of the benefits of multi layer clothing is that you can remove the middle layer if you get too hot but still keep warm and dry. 

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It's personal choice Kaytea so you can wear what you like when you're going big on the halfpipe :wink: just avoid cotton cause it absorbs water and stays wet and cold. Cotton can actually be dangerous to wear in cold weather as it can absorb up to 27 times it's weight in moisture and can conduct heat away from your body 25 times faster than dry clothing.

 

Anyway, multi layer clothing for snowboarding usually consists of a 3-layer system, a moisture wicking baselayer, an insulating mid layer and a wind & waterproof outer layer.

The second or mid layer upper body clothing can be synthetic or wool such as a fleece jacket or vest depending on the temperature. Mid layer bottoms are not so common as most people choose to wear tights for a baselayer and then their snowboarding pants over the top which usually have a multi layer system built into them. In extreme conditions an extra layer of insulation can be worn between the baselayer and snowboard pant such as a microfleece legging or lightweight sweat pant but it's personal choice, you could also wear fleece type shorts as a mid layer if you wanted. One of the benefits of multi layer clothing is that you can remove the middle layer if you get too hot but still keep warm and dry. 

Perfect explained

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After the snowboarders, skateboarders and roller-skaters have been more organized it's less or no sagging. In earlier days they sagged very low and it was very exiting to watch. In one Olympic game one of the  participants nearly lost his pants when on the finish line. He had then sagged very low through the entire exercise. One reporter: what was that? the other reporter: he lose his pants! 😃

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