I know this goes without saying, but im gonna anyway.... WEAR YOUR SAFETY GEAR!!! It doesn't work sitting on the shelf at home....I've learned this tooo many times. Well, I guess haven't learned because i'm sitting here again, another broken foot, 7 fractures, that might have been saved if I wore my boots. But I was in a HURRY! So I threw on the trainers..... It doesnt matter if it's hand guards for tight trails, knee pads for roots, flack jackets for collar and spine, or just plain old riding boots....you gotta use em. I've broken just about every bone, and I'd say half could have been prevented with safety gear. After 12 different broken leg bone injuries, you think I'd learn.... I got plenty of time to think about being an idget. Don't hesistate!!! Put it on!!