Do what they're made for. Protection is sufficient for someone who can take a little pain. But in my opinion, one of the best shoulder pads out there. Love these - can't go back after using them.Pros:
Flexible (especially without extra sternum pad), lightweight, mobile, low profile. Good appearance. Looks cool with penny or jersey.Cons:
These are liners - less protection than normal SP's; but that's what these are made for. Getting slashed is going to hurt anyway. But whatever.