PROTEC Original Street Knee and Elbow Pad Set is the most comfortable pad. When it comes to safety, Pro-Tec is the industry leader. They set a new standard for comfort with their Street Knee and Elbow Pads. These knee and elbow pads are designed for all types of skating including street, park, and vert. The flexible neoprene material is durable while the foam inside provides support where you need it most.
Next up is the Hoka One One Elite Street Knee/Elbow Protection Pad. This pad is made of a high-density closed cell polyethylene that's been molded to fit over your existing knees and elbows. It provides superior protection without restricting movement.
Last but not least, the Rollcage Skate Guard. The Rollcage is a protective device that fits over your skateboard wheel. It acts as a shield between your board and any obstacles that may be in your path. The Rollcage was invented by Rodney Mullen and patented in 1991. He named it after the cage used by circus performers to protect themselves from getting hurt during stunts they perform in the act.
These are just some of the many different types of skate pads available.
KP Pro pads are our top-of-the-line knee pads for skaters who aren't afraid to push their boundaries, with a specifically molded body for optimum protection and comfort without the bulk. They're available in men's and women's sizes and come in black or white.
Tony Hawk used KP Pro Skateboard Pads during his run on MTV's "Real World/Road Rules" challenge. He also uses them in real life and has sponsored a series of contests called "Pad Tests". In these tests, contestants try out different types of skateboarding gear by performing tricks on a ramp while wearing the equipment under test.
The contest aims to find out which products are most comfortable when skating hard. Each contestant is given five minutes to complete as many jumps as they can while wearing each product. The winner is determined by how many perfect 100s (jumps with both feet fully off the ground) they do on each attempt.
Here are the results from some of the previous tests:
In 2008, the winner was Andrew Reynolds with an average score of 95.6. The next year there was no winner since no one completed the course within the time limit.
In 2010, the winner was Tim Baker with an average score of 94.8.
Type. The most prevalent forms of padding for skateboard-related injuries are knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guards. Elbow and knee padding lessen the severity of scratches, gravel burns, and wounds caused by falling, while wrist guards may prevent a fractured bone if you place your hands down during a fall.
Material. There are two main types of padding used in skateboards: hard plastic and soft foam.
Plastic. Plastic is a hard material that can protect bones from injury if you hit them directly. However, since plastic does not absorb energy, it must be used to reduce the impact force of a crash. In other words, you cannot skate off a jump with plastic boards because they will just make the landing harder to recover from. Also, plastic boards are more expensive than their foam counterparts.
Foam. Foams are softer materials that can protect your limbs from injury if you land on them. They dissipate energy through compression and expansion when subjected to heat or cold. This means that you can skate off a jump with a foam board and not worry about further damage to your legs due to the force of the crash. Additionally, since foams do not have any sharp edges, you won't get hurt if you hit something hard with one either.
Size. The size of the pad affects how long you can stay on the board before needing to change it.