That helps. I guess that shoulder protection isn't needed due to the true nature of shoulder injuries in kayaking. I also think that's where ACC was coming from, but I honestly didn't understand, at the time.
I guess I see more why protective padding for shoulders isn't marketed in the paddling community. I probably won't be paddling where motocross gear is really needed, any time soon.
Thanks again, fellow buzzards.
I might look more into the less drastic shoulder protection for that same reason. Although, it's really rare to get a serious impact to my shoulder. The one time I did, hit my shoulder, it wasn't that hard (was fine after a couple days). I was on Lower Clear Creek, chasing someone's boat, and I could've avoided being flipped if I didn't panic about my friend's boat and looked out for myself a little by paying attention.