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Micromobility is, without a doubt, having a moment. Bicycles, scooters, electric skateboards, e-bikes, and e-scooters — you name it, things with wheels (that aren’t cars) are keeping people active, healthy, and happy during this challenging year. We’ve also seen an unexpected character join the micromobility crew: roller skates. Yep, roller skates and rollerblades are 2020’s crown jewel. Are you in on the trend? You’ll want to keep reading to find out what kind of helmet to wear.
Unlike the recent resurgence, seemingly every roller rink across the country still looks like it’s stuck in time. A crusty yet charming capsule that holds endless hours and miles of trips around and around and around to Top 40 hits and classic tunes. The reality is that many roller rinks are struggling to hold on, and some are just waiting for the green light to reopen safely to its communities.
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The beauty of roller skating, of course, is that you don’t have to wait to skate indoors if you happen to own your own pair of skates or rollerblades. Like bicycles, the demand for roller skates has been high during the pandemic so you’re in good company.
If you’re planning to head out on roller skates or inline skates any time soon, you should take care to protect that precious head of yours with a helmet. We have just the thing.
There are generally two types of helmets for roller and inline skating. There’s the dome-style skateboard helmet and the performance helmet. The latter option is an excellent choice if you’re trying to be aerodynamic or if you’re someone who’s on a speed skating team. You might also choose the performance helmet option if you’re an avid roller skater who likes to zip through crowded areas like, say, the Venice Boardwalk.
For those of you who fall into the recreational roller skating category, the skate helmet style is the right place to be. The hard outer shell offers unquestionable protection, especially at the back of your neck. Our Thousand Heritage Helmet comes in twelve colorways and is ATSM F1492 certified for skateboarding and roller or in-line skating in North America. The design features seven vents for breathability, strong utilitarian nylon straps and a built-in low-profile visor to keep the sun out of your eyes. It’s available in three sizes and has a nice adjustable dial fit system for a snug fit.
“They see me rollin’” takes on new meaning when you outfit your noggin’ with a stylish helmet for roller skating. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
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