|: Well, I need my hands in order to work. Thats why I cant risk it.
Me too. I didn't want to seen suggesting that you shouldn't protect your hands. I use leather gloves myself.
: I like them cause I can slide on the metal. Really helps in falls although I would like to learn to not hit my hands at all.
Yep. When falling, you should try to just slide on your knee pads. Much more elegant! To achieve this, you have to put you way in the other direction, i.e. behind. In contrast to putting your weight before your skates when skating.