HOW TO CHOOSE SAFETY GEAR
CHOOSING THE RIGHT INLINE SKATE HELMET
Just as in the sport of Biking, the helmet is the most important piece of gear you can own. The fit and quality of a skate helmet can be a lifesaver particularly in fast paced sports as inline skating. It’s is important to choose the right helmet for you.
There are many options when it comes to selecting a helmet. The fit, type, price, and construction are all crucial in the choosing of the proper model.
Street or Park? A traditional, low-profile skate helmet is a good choice. This half-cap, bucket shaped helmet protects the front, back, top and sides. Choose a style with a hard outer cover made of ABS Plastic, Carbon Fiber or Kevlar. A Soft Foam Interior liner will absorb impact and be comfortable and breathable.
Look for a helmet with a ASTM F1492 certification for the best protection.
WHAT TYPE OF INLINE SKATE WRIST GUARDS DO YOU NEED?
Wrist guards are a must for anyone venturing out on Inline or Roller Skates. The correct wrist guards will have a contoured and rigid modeled plastic palm with a mesh sleeve and Velcro closure. Sizes range from Youth through XL Adult.
Other than the skate helmet and wrist guards, the next important piece of skate gear is the knee pads and elbow pads.
As with any sport that requires you to ride on concrete, needing protective gear, elbow pads and knee pads is a given. Inline skating is unique that it basically requires that you use the hard shell pads.
Inline skate protective gear is something you'd want to invest in right away. You will need protection going down hills, maneuvering the sidewalks and in the skate park. We're here to help you in your selection of the proper protective gear.
ELBOW PADS / KNEE PADS
Hard shell/hard cap knee & elbow pad are a nylon covered dense foam with a thin breathable material you can slide on your arm or leg, and a hard ABS plastic shell on the outside complete with Velcro straps.
The hard plastic shell is a must for any skater on concrete or asphalt. When falling, you want a catch free slide to occur to absorb the impact.