Good tailbone protection
These shorts have a great tailbone protector and and pretty decent butt cheek pads as well. Compared to every other impact short I've encountered, these have the best protection for the tail bone and lower spine, which is the most important spot in that area. I fell right on my ass on a box while trying to do a board slide without any pain. My only complaint is that the pads tend to shift around a bit, but other than that, these are great for freestyle progression and are a huge confidence booster.