Whether practiced as an amateur or a professional, urban sliding sport, such as skateboarding, requires suitable equipment. This will protect the body during a fall or impact, and reduce the risk of injury. Among the rider's protective equipment, the shin guard is one of the essentials found at Nomadeshop.
Protect important points of the body
Many sports put you at risk of injury. This is why complete equipment is recommended. It will then be a question of protecting the most exposed parts of the body, such as the head, elbows, knees, or even the hands.
While shin hits are less dangerous than a blow to the head, for example, it is still extremely painful, and bone can be damaged. Also it is advisable to wear shin guards when practicing skateboarding at a high level, or when trying new tricks.
Shin guards: protection that you forget too quickly
In general, skateboarders only very moderately like to wear protection. Considered impractical to put on and cumbersome, the shin guard often gives the impression of hindering freedom of movement. However, it is a very light piece of equipment that simply takes a little time to get used to. There are now models of shin guards that are extremely pleasant to wear, and perfectly adapted to the rider's morphology.
Also it is interesting to invest in wearing protective equipment, in order to avoid impacts on the bone. Although the shin guard will not prevent the pain, it will be much less severe, and will prevent more serious injuries.
How to choose a shin guard?
Like any protection, the shin guard will only be effective if it is perfectly suited to the needs and size of the skater. Several aspects must then be taken into account, starting with the model of the shin guard. It can be zippered or strapped, and can protect the shin and ankle, or just the shin. Your choice will depend on your expectations.
Then comes the size criterion. To be fully protected, the front of the leg must be completely covered. If you opt for a small model, then it will have to be placed between the ankle and the middle of the tibia, a place where there is no muscle and where the bone is more exposed to shocks.
Finally, it will suffice to choose a shin guard according to the size of the athlete, so that the equipment perfectly protects the shin, does not slip or is not used too much.
Learn to fall well to limit injuries
Although protections are the best solution to limit injuries, there are also other tips to reduce risk. It is enough then to learn to fall correctly.
For this, it is recommended to learn to run or roll and roll after the fall, to absorb the shock and reduce the impact. If, in addition, you manage to bend your knees during the fall, the lowering of the center of gravity will further reduce the shock.
Finally, nothing beats the flexibility to "land"the less brutally. To acquire flexibility, there is no secret: it can be worked on!
Are you sick of the painful shocks on your shins? Nomadeshop offers a whole range of adult shin guards on its online store, and in its store in Paris Bastille.