@sgt-kanyo I'll just assume you've never tried sliding with kneepads on. It doesn't hurt and on smoother grounds you can go like 25ft of a slide from a sprint. Yeah it doesn't make sense sometimes, and they need to fix the part where you don't stop sliding when hitting an object. However, slowing down the slide, an already terrible option for literally anything, is in fact a nerf...
Honestly I'd remove the sliding all together, or significantly reduce the distance travelled.
Diving isn't a quite realistic approach either. I don't think there's anyone who'd jump onto their belly from a standing point, especially with all the gear you have on and no idea what you'd be landing on. You'd greatly increase your chance to break a bone.
Would be a fine idea for lighter gear, but not heavy gear