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What protective gear do you need for skateboarding?

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A recent study found that only 7 percent of injured skaters wore full gear, while wearing proper safety equipment prevented 82 percent of elbow injuries and 87 percent of wrist injuries.

Very young children (and not-so-young children) enjoy skating because it's fun and exciting. It's easy to learn and provides a great workout for limbs and other body parts.

This passage is going to talk about the followings of fitness skate:

(1)   What protective equipment do I need?

(2)   How do I check my protective equipment?

(3)   A safe place to learn to skate


(1) What protective equipment do I need?

The most important thing to consider when choosing protective equipment is that it fits properly and that a good fit (not too tight and not too lose) will help you relax because you don't have to worry about getting hurt. In turn, this will allow you to perform at a higher level and try to do things that you would not normally be able to do with any protective gear. Why are they so important?

protective equipment


All skaters must wear a helmet at all times and at any level of ability to prevent head injury.

Helmets must be securely mounted and fastened or tied down.

Do not purchase a helmet that moves over the head when the head moves.

The front of the helmet should drop to the width of a finger above the eyebrow.

Bicycle-style helmets made of expanded polystyrene provide maximum protection in the event of an impact, but must be replaced after each impact.

Knee pads

All skaters, especially beginners, should wear knee pads to prevent knee injuries and abrasions.

The pads must be securely fastened to the legs.

Pads are usually divided into small, medium and large sizes depending on body size.

Elbow Pads

Elbow pads are highly recommended for beginners and all active skaters.

Elbow pads are sized according to body size.

Wrist and glove guards

Hand protection is always recommended.

They are available in small, medium and large sizes depending on body size.


(2) How do I check my protective equipment?

It is important that you check your equipment before you start skating. Here are a few points to remember.

Check that your helmet is in the correct position. Make sure you can see the edge of the helmet. It should be about two finger widths above your eyebrows.

Make sure the belt is buckled properly to form a V shape under your ears. Make sure the belt is comfortable.

Open your mouth as wide as possible. If it is loose, tighten the belt and make sure the buckle is flat against your skin.

Check for signs of wear and tear. Please discard or replace old gear before you have time.


(3) A safe place to learn to skate

Skate protection extends beyond protective equipment to where and how you skate. Beginners and beginners are advised to skate in accessible spaces such as open parking lots, sidewalks, unused tennis courts and flat, smooth sidewalks with grass next to them. It is often recommended that beginners skate on nearby grass, as it is a good place to fall when you are taking your first skating lessons.

In addition, trainers recommend that new skaters avoid parking parks and walking trails at the beginning of skating sessions. This practice will provide you with enough time to hone your skills and perform safely before hitting the rink or rolling down a crowded road. You can always skate indoors or you can practice at a nearby outdoor rink. These areas, despite being busy, are regularly maintained and kept clean. In addition, the traffic flow in these areas is well controlled, which can help you improve your skills and learn the intricacies of roller skating.

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