Scooter Safety - elbow and knee pads

Stating the obvious but as you know, freestyle pro scootering is a high risk sport.  The tricks that you see the professionals do are practiced over and over.  And even they miss every once in a while!  While there's no equipment that will protect you 100%, there are must haves.  Last post was about scooter helmets, which should be a requirement.

Next up would be scooter elbow pads and scooter knee pads.  Both serve a similar purpose; protecting these extremities of our bodies that always take a beating from falls.

Make sure that these pads fit snug, with minimal impact on restricting movement.  The outer shell should be durable and hard enough to withstand some punishment.  Inside of the shell should be padded and comfortable.

There are a lot of options out there, but the most important thing is to wear them when you get them.  They don't protect anything on the floor in the garage.

May 03, 2014 by David Power
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