What kind of Skateboarding safety equipment should I be using?
As an older skateboarder, I feel like I can’t even feel comfortable rolling around without padding up. I know it’s not for everyone and we all have our reasons for either wearing pads or not, but at my age, I have to stay protected as much as possible so that I’m ready to skate at the next session.
As a kid I skated a lot of halfpipes and usually had knee and elbow pads way back then. I started using a helmet back then too after a rock & roll went sour and I smacked my head on the flat bottom and learned later that the weird fluid that came out of my nose was brain fluid. Not fun.
Currently at age 47, here’s a list of the gear that I use at each session:
- 187 Killer Pads knee pads
- Pro-tech elbow pads (I had gotten a elbow/knee pad set, but the knee pads didn’t cut it. I may try 187 elbows next too)
- Hillbilly fingerless wristguard gloves
- Triple 8 helmet (I’m in the market for a different one that fits better)
Please leave any tips / suggestions in the comments below.