That said, If I ever get the courage to start doing tricks on rails again I'm going to rock it.
Yeah you definitely look like a power ranger with armor on, but who cares. If it can save me from being hurt, and keep me on the hill, I'm all for it!
I'm not a big park rider, but have fun on the kickers. Where I usually get hurt is going too fast in unknown territory. But even for that random ice sheet you hit, it's nice to know you're not going to smash an elbow or shoulder TOO bad if you wipe. I've fallen backwards over rocks and just went into the fetal position as best as I could and came out fine. It doesn't make you superman but it helps!