We welcome you at Roller-Blades.net to guide you through the safety equipment for rollers. The most important piece of safety equipment for skating is by far, the helmet. Make sure you have a good quality helmet that fits your head properly. One that is too large will lop from side to side and just be an infuriation; one too small won’t fit on your head! Never skate without a helmet. Other important safety equipment you should have includes wrist guards, elbow pads and kneepads. The wrists, elbows and knees are the areas of the body that you will land on if you fall and if you are not protected in these areas, you may find yourself with a shattered knee cap or broken wrist. Wear your pads and you won’t have to worry about skinned knees when you are out skating.
If you are skating after dark or at twilight, be sure to wear reflective clothing and you can use reflective tape on the back of your skates. Now that you’re all suited up, start rolling. If you are a beginner, don’t skate near other skaters. You’re going to fall, there are no two ways about it. When you are skating, you should use the same hand signals used by cyclists to let other skaters, cyclists and cars know when you are going to turn or stop. Don’t ever wear a walkman when skating near traffic as you will not be able to hear car horns or those people who drive by and swear at you! By the above tips on Roller-Blades.net you will be able to skate safely and without any injury.