Getting your own gear

So, you are curious about roller derby and is looking to get your own gear. This is what you will need:

  • Quad roller skates (no inlines!)
  • Helmet
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards
  • Mouth guard

If you have tried out with us you probably skated on a pair of Riedell R3. Those are a good choice for a beginner. 

When it comes to helmets the most common brand is S1. As long as it's a skater helmet, and multi-impact, you are good to go!

For protective gear, some good brands for derby is 187 Killer pads, TSG and S1. The most important thing is that the knee pads have thick padding. 

For mouth guards we recommend Sisu

Some websites that sell derby gear:

Not all skates and gear sold at the links above are approved/appropriate for derby though. Feel free to ask us for any tips and advice when getting your gear. We also recommend shopping from Sticky Skates who are experts in what you'll need for derby (and all members of Helltown Hellcats get a discount there!).