This is the most comfortable butt padd out there in the market. However, it does not protec ur butt 100%. Depend on how you fall and the hardness of the ice, the protection varies. Other than that, it does the job. It is better to have at least little bit of protection than none. I hope they make the padding thicker or harder for next years model.
I own last year's Paavo, and I loved riding it. This is a fun board to ride, however, the board is very fragile. The top of the board gets scratched easily and for this reason, I might have to get a new board pretty soon. I hope Endeavor makes more durable board than just functional board.