If you're looking for a lightweight, high performance lower leg protector to wear for DH racing or bike park trails like Whistler's famous A Line, you should make a bee line for Alpinestars' A-Line Knee & Shin Guard. Specifically designed for Downhill, the A-Line's tough outer PP shell is backed by soft Biofoam padding for extra comfort.
I bought these pads recently for added protection while riding skinnies and some nasty stuff at the skills park near my house. It was a great buy for the price and saved my skin from a few nasty dismounts. I liked the way these pads stay in place and the straps allow for customized placement on your shins. Great product - great price....very happy!!