BA knew I'd chime in on this one...
3 kids and daughter wants to start riding this year.
I love my Azzpadz and they have saved me several times. I'm not sure about what I'd look for when I try more rails this year. I like donutz idea of shin gaurds. I was practicing last night on my balance beam/rail in the basement and took a fall. I don't relish the idea of a slide out an a rail this year.
But like everyone says start small