Gents, Yesterday at the track I had a "get off" coming out of rut. I high sided and when I left the bike my right knee hit the pad on my Pro Tapers. My knee put a hole through the pad material, the pad shell and my Thor pants. It left a 1.5 inch gash in my knee cap. End result is 3 hours in the hospital and 5 stitches in my knee. At 30 years old I want to stop stuff like this from happening. What kind of knee pads are you guys using? I don't want to spend $300 bucks for a set. However I want some protection now. I though running in the sand I would be safe. I guess not! BTW.. picking up my new 04 450 tomorrow!