i use kevlar jeans with built in padding and a kevlar shirt which also has padding, both from revzilla.com
also a TSG pass.
it is designed specifically to keep your head safe while skateboarding very, very fast. It’s very lightweight, doesn’t fog, doesn’t feel like its smothering you, doesn’t get too hot, has a great field of view, and you can hear your surroundings very well in it.
Its not designed for snowboarding, or riding a motorcycle, or skiiing, or BMX. It’s designed for full face and head protection while skateboarding. I can personally verify its life-saving abilities. Based on the damage absorbed by my old helmet, I would be dead right now had i not been wearing it in Virginia a couple years ago. Instead, i got up and walked away after hitting the pavement at over 40mph.
I just wish they had some kind of fall insurance or discount replacement policy because they’re expensive.