Here are your derby essentials. All High Tide skaters MUST wear protective gear on the track. Fresh Meat skaters are welcome to use High Tide’s loaner gear pile at practices. They’re stinky but they’ll keep you safe.
Protect your noggin. Make sure the helmet fits properly and there is no back and forth movement.
Don’t break your wrists. Important when taking falls.
It’s not funny when you break your funny bone.
Do you like to walk? Invest in these, you only have one set of knees.
You don’t need a fancy pair with all the bells and whistles to begin. Used skates are a great option if you’re on a budget! Check out roller derby recyclables.
Great for keeping your teeth in your face.
Your skates can be tailored to you. Get a feel for what you like and try new things, here are some common upgrades.
Durable aluminum plates are a good investment.
Some people like ‘em small, some people like ‘em big.
Protect your boot. You WILL be scraping the floor with your skates.
These come in a variety of sizes, colors, and hardness levels. Every skater has their own preference.
Personalize your skates with tape, laces, patches, etc.