This being a hard plastic, will it end up...
This being a hard plastic, will it end up damaging the snowboard pants?
The plastic is smooth and the pads are designed to be worn under pants. Proceed without worry.
no they wont ive been wearing a hard pro tec knee pad under my pants for years now. feels naked without them and you will love them after 1 time
I have to disagree, I use the black diamond pads (almost same design)under my ski pants for telemark skiing, if you drop your knee often on hard snow or with any rocks hiding underneath your ski pant will wear out or tear easily. I have 2 pairs of arcteryx pants to prove it, but pants can be repaired easier then a kneecap!