On a BOX.
I see no issues wearing armor when doing park, but knee pads to cruise? Man the F up....
Unless you're a noob or doing park, knee pads are for sissies. Look up and cup the balls
Yeah, knee pads! Imagine that... because unlike some of my other friends who "manned up" while we grew up playing soccer, throwing flips in gym, doing karate and riding street/park on my rollerblades... I am in my mid 30's and my knees aren't f*cked up or blown out from abuse.
I haven't torn any of my ACL/MCLs
I haven't shattered my knee cap
I don't have to wear a leg brace
I've never had any surgery.
I had a college roommate who has to use crutches for the *rest of his life* (from disease, not injury). Small wonder that I would see something like that first hand and come to the decision that trying to take care of myself so that maybe I can jog with my nephews/grandkids/etc without needing a cane or walker when I am 60 yrs old.
All things considered, I would rather be a sissy than a macho dumb-ass.