Knees are very important in life as it is, keep them protected with knee pads while skating! Our pads range from thinner padding for flexabilty, to thick padding for maximum protection. It all depends on what skaters want/need. For Roller Derby most skaters want a thicker pad because they are falling more than others, but for a regular rink rat, nothing too thick is neccesary. Little protection is better than no protection at all! Slap on some knee pads so that when you take that accidental fall, you can hop right back up (without a skinned knee) and continue skating!