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What All You Need to Prepare for Skateboarding?

March 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 170

Skateboarding is an adventure sport that is undoubtedly pleasurable and exhilarating. However, similar to any other sport that involves wheel, skateboarding is also not devoid of hazards. Proper safety precautions should be taken to avoid any injury while riding on skateboard. Given below is a comprehensive guide on what all you need in order to prepare for skateboarding:

A durable, high quality skater helmet:

The head, being the most vulnerable part of your body, needs solid protection. The consequences of severe head injury can be anything and may even result in death. Therefore skater helmet should be your first priority. Skateboarders fall a number of times, especially when they are in the process of learning new tricks and moves. Depending upon your speed, distance from the ground and other factors, you can receive a severe head injury and only a skater helmet can save you from that.

If you are in the market searching for the right skater helmet, make sure that you check the skater helmets manufactured by good brands such as Bell, ProTec, SixSixOne, etc. Not only the helmets are durable and available in a wide range of style and price-range but also they are safer and are backed by several safety certifications.

Skateboard knee pads:

A good pair of skateboard knee pads will take care of your knees during falls and prevent the impact of the fall from reaching the knee. While purchasing skateboard knee pads make sure that it is comfortable and offers a snug fit. The skateboard knee pads should allow enough flexibility to your knees so that you can concentrate only on your skateboarding. Combo packs for skateboard knee pads and elbow pads allow you to buy the protective gear at a reasonable price. Some combo packs feature wrist guards as well.

Padded skate shorts:

Usually worn under jeans or pants, the padded skate shorts are great to protect your buttocks, tailbone, thighs and hips from abrasions and impressions during a fall. Falling becomes a way less painful when you are wearing padded skate shorts. That is the reason they are one of the most common protection accessories that is extremely popular among skateboarders.

Shin, wrist and ankle guards:

Although optional, but the shin guards, wrist guards, and the ankle guards surely add a lot to your protection. They prevent your wrists and ankles from bending down during a fall and thus prevent sprains and fractures.

With a minimum of all these items you are ready to go for skateboarding safely.

The Author Brent Davidson is an expert in article writing and has done a lot of research online and offline. Come visit his latest websites on skateboard helmets and skateboarding helmets.

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