We asked league members to give advice on what kind of skates, pads, and other derby equipment to buy. Here are some of their answers.
What kind of skates did you start skating with? Cost?
What type do you use now? Cost?
What type of wheels do you prefer? Why? Cost? (please comment on practice AND bout wheels)
What type/grade bearings do you skate on? Cost?
What type of pads do you own? Cost?
Where do you shop for your skate equipment?
Is there any other helpful information you think newbies should know in regards to skates, pads, gear in general?
If you could upgrade, what would you use?