I've got one last year and i wear a back protector and crash pads now, they help out quite a bit. Falling doesn't hurt, but your still going to be soar because of general bouncing and what not.
If you feel sketchy don't take jumps. I hit 4 jumps, 3 months after i got mine and i was done for the day.
Last edited by Kwanzaa; 12-11-2011 at 06:21 PM.