Today I crashed pretty hard (again). The people that know me are saying "So what's new". Went down on my right side, smashed my head into the ground and slid for what seemed an eternity. When I finally got up, my face was bleeding, my pants were ripped up on the right knee, but the only pain I had was my face. When I got home and stripped down, I discovered my right $12.00 Thor knee pad was cracked in half and scratched all to hell. Looking at my pants and the pad, had I not had the pad, I would be in serious trouble (with my wife). Knee pads are a good thing.