Again that's just my way of thinking being a designer when I see those types of shorts and what I experienced with my own. Just like a shock can bottom out on a car, those pads will sooner or later bottom out depending how hard of a hit you take. When they do, where ever the padding is it's gonna push hard right on your ass. I rather have it push hard on my entire buttock area instead of in the middle of my crack, just my 0.02.
Total failure, very thin pad 1/4" of padding, poor fitting and placement of the pads. At least for snowboarding.