Def agree, I've been in sports since 7th grade, and I know that pads are a must for sports with contact on anything. I already have a trashed ankle, not because of something that could be prevented from padding, but I do know that protection and prevention is very important.
That being said, just bought some Sly 2k11 knee pads
need to figure out which slider shorts, and elbow pads I want to buy/ find a good but cheap pair on the bst
I was just browsing through the bst when I found the slys in decent cond for $20 shipped