Apart from a good dose of enthusiasm, you will need a few pieces of equipment:
This can seem like quite a lot to buy, although often girls who have been skating awhile and have upgraded their equipment will have old equipment to pass on to new skaters. However, as you get better and start bouting you will want to upgrade your equipment. Skate and equipment prices can vary a lot, with a pair of derby skates costing as little as £90 or as much as £500, but in the end, as with most things, you get what you pay for.
Without a doubt the most expensive thing in your kit bag.
Broken wrists aren’t as common as you’d think in derby due to us learning to fall on our knees, but they do still happen occasionally.
Roller Derby is a full contact sport and although under the minimum requirements pads just have to have a 'hard shell cap', we’ve found that pads that only barely meet this requirement really aren't suitable for derby.
There are two types of helmets you can buy, single impact and multi impact. For Roller Derby you will need a multi impact helmet.
You might think that a mouth guard is just for protecting your teeth, but it’s also for preventing concussion if you hit your chin or jaw rather than the area protected by your helmet.
On every forum you go on, website you check out, or magazine you read, people will have different opinions about wheels.