I would say if you have them use them, its not worth the tole it takes on your knees, especially if you have had any sort of knee surgery or injury like myself. i'm going in for an MRI of my cartilage next I think, so I bought knee pads to help from killing my knees and it made a big difference at DBS last night.
If you're ever sliding, I always recommend pads. It wasn't at the CDR Park, but just a few weeks ago I slid across a metal stake that was coming out of the ground a 1/4 inch. It almost screwed me over for world cup.
Last edited by xCockerRockerx : 03-09-2009 at 06:22 AM.