Nerd’s Newbie Gear Guide

When you get started with roller derby, one of the first things you need to do is buy a set of gear. But HOLY CRAP are there a lot of options out there! And different skaters can have vastly different preferences (and budgets), so it’s hard to get advice about what to buy.

That’s why I put together this Gear Guide for New Skaters for our league. I chatted with a bunch of fellow TRD folks and took a poll about what people use and what they like, then I used it to make some recommendations on things like helmets, mouthguards, and pads.

Download the guide here (PDF)!

If you find this helpful and would like to make a version for your league (this one refers to skate shops in/near Tucson, for example), drop me an email and I’d be happy to send a Word version that you can edit.

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