i wear em. Landing on the same bruise over and over again is painfuland and takes a while to heal. Pads dont prevent everything but definitely take the sting out of falling on metal or icy landings, and it can mean the difference between a day recovery time as opposed to a week recovery time.
ima bitch yea, but im really all set with skiing around in pain hoping i dont land on the same injury. plus im older and the shit takes longer to heal. also i have good pads and dont really even feel them when im skiing.
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