|Picked up my protec kneepads the other day, and as i was having a skate at evolution yesterday i noticed i was pretty much the only person wearing pads. (They enforce wearing helmets but pads are optional) Is wearing full protection seen as 'uncool'? I myself wear elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards and even shin guards (they not only protect my shins but also are ideal for holding foam rings onto my ankle bones to prevent ankle rub). Whats everyones opinion on ppe? I know id rather slide out of a bail on plastic than rip my kneecaps off.