GUIDE TO SKATEBOARD HELMETS AND KNEE PADS

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GUIDE TO SKATEBOARD HELMETS AND KNEE PADS

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“Trial and error” is the process that all skateboarders have to go through in order to get familiar with skating. Since skating is sometimes quite extreme with sudden movements or difficult tricks, skaters are more prone to injuries than many other outdoor sports.

Falling is a must in skateboarding; therefore, riders need to find proper ways to protect their bodies from traumatic injuries. No matter how proficient you are in this sport, all skaters are encouraged to wear proper safety gear which includes a helmet and knee pads.

Skateboard helmets were born to protect the most vulnerable part of your body - the head and nowadays, they come in different sizes, shapes, and prices. If you are getting lost in finding the most suitable product, you have come to the right place. This post will give you a friendly approach to what you need to know in picking the best safety gear.

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But first, let’s take a look at the Best Skateboard Helmets - Top skateboard helmets 2021.
  • Pro-Tec Classic
    Triple 8 Classic
    Pro-Tec Classic Certified EPS
    Triple 8 Certified Sweatsaver
    Pro-Tec Full Cut
These are the best products made by reliable manufacturers and trusted by a huge number of skaters all over the world.

So how can you pick a decent product or what are the criteria that you need to consider when buying one? You can find your own answers after reading the following sections.

HELMET SIZE

Since skateboard helmets are meant to protect your head efficiently, they should fit your head completely. Therefore, choosing the right size for the skateboard helmet is crucial in getting the best protective result. When wearing a helmet, it should cover half of your forehead and you should not feel any discomfort in turning or moving your head.


The size of the helmet can range from 47 cm to 64 cm with respect to the youth’s small size or the XX-large. The size is given in the circumference of your head so you should take your time to learn how to measure your head with a tape measure or a string.

CERTIFICATION

There are some certifications for skateboard helmets to indicate that they have passed the test of handling impacts. The main requirements for the following certifications are the ability to distribute the external forces effectively and the presence of a hard foam interior.

CPSC, ASTM, CE EN, and AS/NZS are some popular certifications in the USA or Europe. However, no rule requires helmets to meet these requirements before selling them in the USA. Hence, I would recommend skateboarders to pick a dual-certified product for the best protection and avoid all cheap and unqualified helmets.

SKATEBOARD PADS

Besides the head, your joints are also prone to severe injuries as you perform on hard concrete. Therefore, getting a set of elbow pads and knee pads for skateboarding is as necessary as a helmet. Although many people tend to use knee pads or elbow pads solely, manufacturers often produce them in a complete set such as the Triple 8, 187 Killer Pads, or the Pro-Tec.

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Both knee pads and helmets must fit you perfectly; however, knee pads need to be flexible enough so that you can barely feel any restriction in moving. Hence, knowing how to measure and choose the right size of knee pads is not enough as you may need to pick a product with elastic straps for the best comfort.

In case you are unsure of your size, going for a little bit smaller size is the perfect option because the straps and padding can loosen up after a while. Besides the size, knee pads come with both standard pads and sleeve pads which are made from different materials.

Sleeve pads are made of nylon material and this type is typically worn under your clothes. Although they are able to protect you from some impacts, they are totally useless against abrasion.

On the contrary, standard pads are the most popular which are constructed from foam and high-quality fabric liners. These pads will wrap around your knees and act like a protective shell outside of your clothes.

Here is the list of the top skateboard knee pads as recommended by many pro riders:
  • Bodyprox Protective Knee Pads
    PHZ 3 in 1 Protective Gear Set
    JBM International Skateboard Knee Pads
    Pro-Tec Street Knee Pads
    G-Form Pro X2 Knee Pads
    Triple 8 KP 22 Longboarding Knee Pads
    Triple 8 Street/ Covert Knee Pads
Even though there is no rule in skateboarding to require skaters to wear protective apparatuses, riders should put their safety as the number one priority. In the worst case of a serious accident, these pads and helmets can be your lifesavers. In case you can not find the detailed reviews of any products I recommended above, you can visit SkateAdvisors to see how pro skaters rate these helmets and knee pads in terms of quality and efficiency.
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