From street skating to freestyle scootering, whichever you choose and whether for leisure or sport, falls are virtually a given. Especially if you're just starting out. To prevent major injuries, you need to protect yourself.
1. To Protect Your Arms, You Need the Right Equipment!
Who's never fallen with skates or a scooter? Falls on tarmac hurt. And they hurt bad. Worse, if you land wrong, you can end up with a broken wrist or elbow. Did you know that nearly 7 in 10 roller sport accidents involve the upper body, and particularly the forearms, wrists and elbows? Investing in the proper protections is key for your safety: elbow pads and wrist guards are your biggest allies to prevent injuries from a fall!
Time to get equipped!
2. Essential Arm Protection
To prevent scrapes, dislocations, sprains and breaks, be sure to protect your wrists and elbows. According to a study carried out by two French health institutions, wearing protective gear can reduce the risk of traumatic injury by up to 90%! Knowing how effective these protections can be, it would be a shame to not wear them and end up stuck on the couch for weeks nursing an injury!
Below are two essential accessories that can keep you on the road and out of the ER.
Wrist guards are essential because your hands will take the brunt of your body weight during a fall, and your wrists won't escape unscathed. Opt for long wrist guards to support your joints and which can be adjusted with rip-tabs.
If you want to prevent a broken wrist - the most common injury during a skating or scootering fall - never go out without your wrist guards.
A quick slip and fall and bam! You land on your elbows. To prevent holes in your clothing and skin scrapes, not to mention sprains or breaks, wear elbow pads. Choose a model that slips on and tightens with rip-tabs for comfort and support. See all our protection sets for skates and scooters here.
3. To Conclude
Anyone who skateboards, skates or rides a scooter should be properly equipped to prevent small and big injuries. Before hitting the pavement, slip on your wrist guard and elbow pads to keep your arms safe!