Hi, I’m Rachel Cook, here on behalf of Expert
Village. Today I’m here to talk about how to roller skate, but most importantly, safety.
The first thing that you need to do is, on your roller skates, make sure they fit. Additionally,
you need to make sure your wheels are not too lose, nor too tight. They should not wobble
while moved up and down like this. If they do, what you need to do is just take your
handy dandy little ratchet and tighten or loosen then nut on the axle. The next thing
to know is, most importantly, wrist guards. Wrist guards can come in varying shapes and
sizes, personally I prefer these because they give me a little bit more flexibility. Make
sure that they fit comfortably and that they’re the appropriate size. In order to properly
fit yourself for any sort of skating pad I highly recommend going to your local skate
shop. They have pads of all shapes, sizes and types, styles, whatever is there to suit
your needs. Feel free, they often allow you to try them on, that is my best advice to
you, try them on before you buy. Often you might need a medium in the kneepads, a small
in elbow, and an extra small in the wrist guard. Make sure that they fit, and fit comfortably,
and then what you’ll need to do, is also here are the elbow pads, elbow pads are important
as well. Kneepads, here are the kneepads. These slide on two different ways, you can
either just strap them directly onto your knee or your can actually pull them up over
your knee and then secure them with the Velcro straps. These are very, very, very important,
especially when learning how to skate outdoors. And last, but not least, is a helmet. You
may or may not require a helmet but you never know. You don’t want to fall. The most important
thing about helmets is they need to fit, and they need to fit properly. Each helmet has
a series of pads that are inside and they also will come with pads. Again, at your local
skate shop, please try on the helmets before you buy. They’re a very expensive but very
wise investment. They will come with an extra set of pads and what they should do is when
you put it on your head it should be snug, it should not move front or back, it should
fit perfectly. If it’s too loose then you need to either try a size smaller or you can
see if adding additional pads will make it more secure. Again, while your helmet is on
you need to make sure that your chin strap is tight, it should not hang down at all.
What happens is if you fall and fall backwards, you want the helmet to stay with you, and
keep your noggin safe, keep that head safe. If you have a loose strap it’s not going to
do anything for you but hurt you. And that is roller skate safety.

How to Roller Skate : Roller Skating Safety Equipment Tips
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24 thoughts on “How to Roller Skate : Roller Skating Safety Equipment Tips

  • June 18, 2008 at 6:35 pm
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    lolol this was very help full now i can roller skate safely.

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  • August 1, 2008 at 1:06 am
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    Thx all I need is a Wrist Guard and maby knee pad…

    to skate safe

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  • August 27, 2008 at 11:01 am
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    Thank you!!!!!!!!

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  • May 4, 2009 at 5:29 am
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    Hmm, maybe people who don't want to become crippled?

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  • May 4, 2009 at 5:29 am
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    If you ever fall and break a bone while rollarskating, just imagine me laughing at you. 😀

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  • May 19, 2009 at 3:47 am
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    where'd she get her gear, 1982? Good tips though, safety first!

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  • May 15, 2010 at 5:28 pm
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    Haha 69!!

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  • July 3, 2010 at 3:34 am
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    Dude guess what number i'm thinking of…

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  • July 3, 2010 at 10:00 am
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    London Bridge Roller Skating 8pm-2am each & every Friday. Bring 10 People & you get in for FREE.

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  • December 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm
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    @lawriegsxr -___- thatsss the hard way'' roller BLADE is the line ones!!!!!

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  • December 28, 2010 at 8:14 pm
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    @CRAZYHOPEFULL123 stfu

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  • December 31, 2010 at 12:46 am
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    i was roller skating today didnt go well

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  • February 5, 2011 at 10:09 am
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    I was quite confused by the preview image of this videa…

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  • May 10, 2011 at 10:15 pm
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    LEARN HOW TO ROLLERBLADE SO MUCH BETTER

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  • August 5, 2011 at 2:55 am
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    @JanusChan

    A manikin after a submarine accident?.. Is that a warning?!

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  • August 17, 2011 at 9:30 pm
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    im a beginner because im getting safety stuff and roller skates in three weeks;

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  • March 18, 2012 at 3:28 am
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    funny how she is talking about safety equipment when she never ever wears a helmet or anything when skating herself HYPOCRITICAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • June 29, 2012 at 5:49 am
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    I never wear helment

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  • August 4, 2012 at 9:13 am
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    Better safe than sorry 🙂

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  • September 13, 2012 at 11:49 pm
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    Go ahead and follow that logic and film yourself whenever you skate. If you fall and break something, send it to me.

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  • August 15, 2013 at 8:55 pm
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    so…?

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  • March 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm
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    Thx for the tips!

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  • December 8, 2014 at 11:36 am
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    It is very good Tips 

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  • June 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm
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    💐👍

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