I have a hard choice. Last year i bought a pair of 2011 Contact LTD Empire Pants. I played in them 2 times before i got a big tear on the right side. I need a new pair of pants for the upcoming season and i keep reading reviews left and right about the 2012 Empire Contact TW, the 2013 Empire THT LTD's, and the 2013 Valken Fate Pants. I really like the 2013 Empire but they are 170, valkens are nice looking but the just dont seem like they will hold up in the snake. and the 2012 Empire Contact TW's i hear people say they were just like the 2011 but breath better. Can anyone help me out with all of this. Correct me on what im wrong with? Please and Thank you.