Awesome needs pads. Provides and lot of flexibility and strengh. My entire paintball group uses this style of pad now (airsoft is ilegal is Oz).
These pads do suffer from the same issues all pads too (a bit of slippage and pinching at times) but they've come in handy more times than not. You may only have to take one dive on a rough surface or crawl across it once per day, but these pads are worth it for that one time.