I have the old red side kick, but it wouldn't work for the thin dies. These aqua cutting pads are a little thicker than the clear ones; now, I can use my old side kick for the thin dies too. I'm a happy camper.
I have been a use of Sizzix from when I bough my first Sidekick machine then later moving on to the Bigshot and now the Bigshot plus - but with the dies becoming thinner and thinner my poor old Sidekick felt alone, underused dare I say neglected - if only Sizzix would bring out new more appropriate cutting plates I could still use it when going out to craft events etc,
Well Sizzix you've come up trumps and now my Sidekick is back in use all those small dies go through like a dream - renewing the life of a long dear friend was worth every penny and I love the colour