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Skateboard Pads

Safety is one of the most important concerns for a rider. Having the right gear can mean the difference between a serious injury and a perfectly executed trick. Skateboard pads are crucial to protecting the knees and elbows, but their uses go well beyond their traditional applications. From skateboarding elbow pads to longboarding knee pads, Boards on Nord has got it all.

Companies are producing more protective options that utilize these great materials and designs to shield your body from harm, whether youíre looking to protect your legs, hands, or wrists.

When shopping for skateboard pads, itís important to consider size. An incorrect fit can render your safety gear loose or weak, and can be the same as having almost no protection at all. The top and bottom of each pad should carefully wrap around the leg or arm without pressing deeply into the skin. For elbow or knee pads, the hard shells should cover the entire area, without extending into other parts of the arm or leg.

Skateboard pads come in three standard types: wrist, elbows, and knees. Wrist guards are great for long journeys or downhill runs, and are especially useful for riders who will be leaning toward the surface more as they reach slower speeds. Elbow and knee pads are recommended for every rider - in most cases, riders will fall most heavily on these spots, so itís important to keep them shielded to avoid a serious injury.

Plastic is the most commonly used material for skateboard pads. Its unrivaled durability, as well as its easily maintained surface, makes it the perfect choice for safety gear. Many companies also rely on fabrics to surround each hard shell. These materials are breathable, and prevent unnecessary sweating or itching from scratchy surfaces.

Color is not a problem when it comes to this all-important gear. From vibrant pinks to the deepest blacks, there are colors to suit every riderís style. Some companies are even collaborating with deck providers to produce matching options, for a fresh, cohesive look. If all else fails, placing a few stickers on the hard shell will help put your personal aesthetic stamp on every piece.

Staying safe is at the forefront of being a responsible rider. At Boards on Nord, we understand how the right gear can protect its user while enhancing their riding experience. Contact us today, and see how we help each customer find affordable solutions for every challenge.

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