Skateboarding is one of the most dangerous sports I have ever known. The reason why it is one of the most dangerous sports is that you will easily get hurt when you really don’t know how to skate or fall properly from your skateboard. That is why different people invented safety gears that will protect skateboarders from injuries.
There is another question that struck me. The question is; do skateboarders wear knee pads? Well, I think this should have an answer so that skateboarders who are shy to wear knee pads will wear one after reading my answer. My answer is based on the experiences of a bunch of skateboarders I have known.
Do skateboarders wear knee pads? Yes! Skateboarders that are new to the game wear knee pads. Children who were taught by their parents how to skate at the early stage wear knee pads too. Even the pro skateboarders wear knee pads, especially during a competition. Every skateboarder that is afraid to get a wound on their knees wears knee pads.
Today, we will talk about knee pads. I will answer various questions related to our subject and will tell you the different benefits of wearing knee pads while skateboarding. If you are ready, let us move on!
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Do Skateboarders Wear Knee Pads?
Knee pads are one of the essential safety gear one should use if they want to prevent scratches, wounds, and knee injuries while skateboarding.
However, not all skateboarders wear knee pads, and we will talk about the reason why those skateboarders don’t wear knee pads later on.
There are still many skateboarders out there that wear knee pads even though some don’t, and most of them are children. These children skateboarders were taught by their parents how to skate at an early stage.
Of course, if you are a parent, you don’t want your child to get hurt while skateboarding. That is why these parents ought their children to wear knee pads.
Aside from young skateboarders, every new skateboarder, whatever age, wears knee pads since these beginners don’t like to get hurt on their knees.
Lastly, aside from beginners and children, skateboarders that compete in an organized skateboarding competition wear knee pads. The reason why is because organized skateboarding competitions require contestants to become aggressive and serious. Contestants will do various dangerous skateboarding tricks to win. That is why they need to use knee pads.
There are lots of injuries you can get from skateboarding. Usually, your knees and head are the ones in danger. That is why they’ve invented helmets and knee pads. This is to help skateboarders prevent lethal injuries.
Having wounds in the knees is very painful. But having a broken bone on the knees is the worst! That is why if you want to prevent such things, I suggest you wear some knee pads.
Why Some Skateboarders Don’t Wear Knee Pads?
Like I have said, not all skateboarders wear knee pads. Some hard-headed skateboarders don’t wear knee pads, and the reasons why they don’t wear knee pads will be revealed right now.
The first reason why some skateboarders don’t wear knee pads is that they are shy or embarrassed to wear knee pads. The reason why they are embarrassed is that these skateboarders think that wearing knee pads is just for kids. Wearing one will make them look like a novice.
The second reason why some skateboarders don’t wear knee pads is that some skateboarders have no budget for knee pads. Knee pads are not that costly, but because most skateboarders are kids and teenagers that don’t have their own money, they can’t afford it by themselves.
The third reason why some skateboarders don’t wear knee pads is that they think that they don’t need them anymore. Skateboarders that have been old to the game start to throw their knee pads. They already know the basics and lots of skateboarding tricks. However, these adept skateboarders still wear their knee pads during competitions.
It is your personal choice if you will wear knee pads or not. However, I suggest that beginners should wear knee pads at first while learning the basics and some of the basic skateboarding tricks. If you are a beginner, don’t be shy to look like a novice. You are actually a novice. That is why you need to wear knee pads.
What Are The Benefits Of Wearing Knee Pads?
Now you ask, what are the benefits of wearing knee pads? Well, I will not suggest you wear some knee pads if there are no benefits behind it. So, let me tell you the benefits of wearing knee pads.
Help You To Prevent Wounds On Your Knees
The first benefit of wearing knee pads is it helps you to prevent getting wounds or scars on your knees.
When you accidentally fall from your skateboard because you fail to execute a skateboarding trick properly, for example, ollie and the first body that landed was your knee. If you are wearing knee pads, it will not hurt so much.
Aside from wounds and scars, wearing knee pads will also help you prevent getting a severe injury on your knees. Knee pads will help you to avoid broken bones on your knees. So if you want that, wear some knee pads.
Help You To Become More Confident
The next benefit of wearing knee pads is that you will become more confident while skateboarding. Why will you become more confident?
You will become more confident while wearing knee pads because you know that when you fall, it will not hurt so much on your knees since you are wearing knee pads. You will be able to do skateboarding tricks that you were afraid to execute before because you are afraid you might injure your knees when you fall from your skateboard.
Help You To Overcome Your Fear Of Falling
The next benefit of wearing knee pads is that it will help you overcome your fear of falling from your skateboard.
The reason why some skateboarders are afraid to fall from their skateboards, especially beginners, is because falling from your skateboard hurts! When you fall badly one time, you will be afraid soon! If you become afraid, you will lose interest in skateboarding.
That is why I suggest beginners wear some knee pads while learning the basics and some skateboarding tricks. It will help you to overcome your fear of falling, trust me. When you finally overcome the fear of falling from your skateboard, you will be able to do various skateboarding tricks, even the hardest ones!
Do Professional Skateboarders Wear Knee Pads?
Professional street skateboarders usually don’t wear knee pads. However, vert pros will wear knee pads since the safest way for them to fall is to slide down on their knees, so without protection, they would get pretty bad wounds. Professional skateboarders wear knee pads depending on the terrain they will skate in.
Like I have said, professional street skateboarders don’t wear knee pads, and even helmets! However, it does not mean that street skateboarding is safer. Street skateboarding is very dangerous since pros sometimes fall 30-40 feet from the air.
If you feel like wearing some knee pads, go wear some. You don’t have to wait for the pros or your idols to wear one before you wear it. To be honest, skateboarders don’t care what other skateboarders are wearing.
To conclude, skateboarders wear knee pads. However, not all skateboarders wear them for different reasons. The skateboarders who wear knee pads are usually small children, beginners, and professionals that will compete in a skateboarding tournament. Wearing knee pads is essential. It helps you prevent wounds and other injuries your knees can get from skateboarding.