Originally Posted by High Center Hancho
For sure, there is no way those pads are going to protect the rider at those speeds, if they hit one of those tress going as fast as they go, I'd bet they would split in two
I hit a tree pretty hard two weeks ago. Bruised thigh, bruised arm/shoulder, and bark on my helmet and handlebars. Like I had to scrape the bark off the handlebars. I wish that tree was padded, it would've helped.
With how tight the trails are its not uncommon to brush a tree with the shoulder, the padding is nice for that.