Last week, a girlfriend and myself (I'm a girl) were trying to hit this rail by my house. Totally bashed my hip, like black and blue. I give up and retreat back to home. While I'm watching my lil' bro play Gears of War I see the undershorts he wears for basketball. I guess all the players in the NBA wear them. Anyways they are perfect for protecting my hips and butt when I'm trying a new trick. Here is a pic:
They have all different styles and sizes.
McDavidUSA.com - Store
So I put them on. Go back out there yesterday and stomp the rail
on the first try. I'm so excited that I try again and slam my hip into the rail. But!!! This time no pain. It was great. They are light too and the pads are individual hex-peices so they move with your body. They have all types of other pads and shirts and stuff on their site as well.
Here is a link. McDavidUSA.com - McDavid Hexpad Technology
Just thought I would share my two cents. These things feel good, they are light, you can't even tell they're on ( don't make my a$$ look big) and they protect you.