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.
+1 and since when did snowboarders start sounding like football locker room jocks? i mean am i ridin pow or fightin the taliban? SIR YES SIR!!!