Personally I think those are just a waste. I started snowboarding last year
There are those who say if you aren't falling on your butt you aren't trying hard enough
But those people probably aren't in there 30's have have to go the work the next day
I think of it like a seat belt, 99% of the time you don't need it... but fall with that one time you do need it and it's a day ending, potentially season ending injury.