Safety Gear For Skateboarding

This page lists the various options in safety gear.


The most important thing you should have is a helmet. Be smart, save your brain !

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 Accept it, you will fall/crash and most likely more than once. Gloves will protect the skin of your hands being grazed off when you hit the pavement.

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 Pads are devided into 2 sorts; elbow and knee. Both come in numerous variations, depending on the discipline you practise.

We have only one advice regarding pads; get the ones you wear ‘as a sock’ instead of the ones which only fasten by velcro straps. This way you’re certain they stay on in times of a crash.

Body Armor

Body armor is the protection of other body parts such as your back, chest, hips or shins.

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Glued brake soles

 Wearing proper footwear is something which is often overlooked (especially in the beginning). Not only can it give you more stability, sometimes it’s also your brake.

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Leather suits

BTR suits

 If you have some money to spend, you can buy a leather suit. You can start by buying a second hand motor suit online before you work your way up to a custom made race suit.

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Helmet chart
Helmet Chart

 See what certification your helmet has on our Helmet Chart »»


Longboarding is not a safe activity. Anyone trying to convince you it is, is wrong.
– John Barnet

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