If you have a taste for adventure and like to experience the thrills, roller skating is surely a sport that you will find to your liking. It gives you the opportunity to have fun while discovering a world of daring and virtuosity. Whatever your level, amateur, intermediate or professional, you will need, in addition to your skates, other equipment such as protection to ensure your safety. Which ones to choose and what is their use?
Find out what roller freeskate is?
Freeskating rollerbladers extend the options for skating enthusiasts. Indeed, thanks to its maneuverability, it plays a decisive role in the execution of basic figures such as slides or slaloms. Equipped with a short frame, it is also appreciated for its great reactivity which allows you to keep control of your equipment in all circumstances. Braking, cornering or acceleration, you can perform these different movements with great fluidity.
Roller fresskate: what are the essential equipment?
As a preventive measure against falls and injuries, you should always think of equipment suitable for roller skating.
The helmet is undoubtedly one of the most important accessories. By protecting the head, it helps prevent traumatic injuries in the event of an incident. The helmets are offered in different sizes. Your choice must therefore take into account your head circumference. For a comfortable and firm fit, opt for a model with a micrometric adjustment system.
To avoid exposing your wrists in the event of a fall, wrist protectors should be preferred. It is better to choose equipment without removable parts, which are much more reliable. If you hesitate between rigid and flexible models, remember that the latter are more effective at absorbing shocks. When putting on the protections, make sure that they are neither too loose nor too tight. Even though the purchase price may be a bit higher, the investment is worth it.
The elbow pads should be able to protect you without compressing your joints. The ideal is that they are both flexible and resistant. The elbow pads with Velcro straps are particularly easy to put on and take off.
The choice of knee protectors for freeskate rollerblading deserves to be done with care. From this perspective, various criteria are to be considered, in particular the quality of the tightening system which is necessary to maintain the knee protector. It is also important to ensure that the protective surface is large enough to cover the knees.
Protective accessories are also available in packs or kits generally consisting of knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards.