|: I think I will still wear them since I do think they help out on slides, but now I wont think they help out on hard falls, they dont!
Yeah. Just don't slam on your hands or arms. Always land in the transistion and slide it out. This takes the impact out of your fall. If you do a full impact (e.g. by landing directly in the flat) you have to absorb all you kinetic energy. By sliding it out, you can convert almost all the kinetic energy into friction.
: I try not to talk about my injuries to non skaters cause then I have people ask me, "How old are you? Arent you a little OLD for skating? How about swimming? lol.
You can ask them back: "Ain't I a bit young to stop having fun?"