Protective Gear For Caster Boarding

Whether you are riding a skateboard or a caster board such as the Ripstik it is important that you also where the right kind of gear in order to protect yourself from any dangers. In this article we will be taking a closer look at the kind of protective gear you should consider purchasing when you buy either a Ripstik Caster Board or a skateboard either for yourself or for someone else.

1. Helmet

When riding any kind of board it is important that you purchase a good quality helmet that is going to protect your head. As you start to learn to ride your board and also learn new tricks you will find that you will often spend quite a considerable amount of time falling off of it. In fact if you are not wearing the right kind of helmet and you come off you may actually cause yourself quite a serious head injury. Currently you will find in the USA that they do not have any specific regulations in place that manufacturers of such helmets are required to meet. However they can if they wish produce a helmet which meets ASTM certification, but this is not mandatory and it is completely up to the manufacturer whether they wish to attain this certification or not.

Probably the best types of helmets to purchase today are the ones that are made either by Bell, ProTec, SixSixOne or Giro. These are not only established companies but they also have the right resources for being able to design and provide the wearer with a warranty with their helmets. If you can purchase one which comes with the ASTM F-1492 certification label inside. Also it is important that you one you do choose fits well and feels comfortable when being worn just how good it looks should be your final consideration.

2. Knee and Elbow Pads

Although you may think that you look extremely silly with these on. As you will seen when watching extreme sport events on TV today all the top professionals will not only be wearing a good helmet, but a good set of knee and elbow pads as well. Not only will they protect these parts of your body when you fall to the ground (the impact can sometimes be quite hard depending on the surface you fall on to), but they can also to help you from getting nasty cuts or abrasions on your body as you slide on a rough surface. The most inexpensive way to get hold of a set of the above is buying a combination pack.

Above we have looked at the two most important pieces of protective gear a person should consider purchasing when they are buying either a Ripstik Caster Board or a skateboard. But there are other pieces of protective gear that they may want to consider buying also including wrist guards and shin and ankle guards.

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