Wonderful eloquent post by Mr ben_travis, thank you.
Please check out this video on youtube,
I love my fat bike but need to acquire some trials skills, this is my goal. This has the potential to become a new Canadian winter sport.
So I have purchased a set of shin pads online today. One of the overlooked benefits is that if you brush across some porcupines while trying out a move or two on a trail, then you will have some additional quill protection. (I wish my dog would learn to stay away from these animals, but somehow she always found them irresistible)
Yes, respecting the older riders is a good thing, I should mention that I am 65 so am a little late coming into this sport & am curious to see how far I get. I am still not sure what I am going to do when I grow up, but that is a discussion for another time.