Skateboarding has become a popular sport for many extreme sports fans over the last few years. According to statistics, the majority of skateboarders are males under 18 years of age. When you’re planning to skateboard for the first time, it’s important to be smart and to pay attention to safety and protective gear.The first thing you’ll want to get is the right skateboard and the proper skateboard protective gear.
There are many different kinds of skateboards and protective gear available today. When selecting your board it’s helpful to know what type of skateboarding you’re looking to do, your weight, your height and your level of skateboard experience. Then you can research which board would be best for you.
The following skateboard protective gear is recommended for beginners: good quality skating shoes, helmet, wrist, elbow, and knee pads. It’s important to have a good fit in your protective gear.
If you are unsure about which board to start with or the fit of your gear – please continue to do research and ask for assistance. When you avoid a serious injury you’ll find your research time was well spent.
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