No matter how experienced you are on your Freeboard, you need to ensure that safety is your top priority each and every time you hit the sidewalk. Although there are many options out there when it comes to protective equipment, the most important piece is a good helmet. When it comes to buying a helmet, you need to consider so much more than just how it looks. The following is our online skateboard shop’s guide for choosing the right helmet:
- Size – Although cheaper helmets often offer a one-size-fits-all option, more expensive helmets tend to fit better, because they come in different sizes. In order to determine your size, grab your tape measure, wrap it around your forehead, a bit above your ears and eyebrows. This will give you a good place to start when picking a size.
- Appearance – Although safety should be your number one concern, appearance is still an important factor when it comes to buying a helmet. You are much more likely to wear your helmet if you like the way that it looks!
- Wear it the right way – After you’ve found a helmet that looks great and fits well, there is still one very important step –wearing it right! Believe it or not, there is a right and a wrong way to wear a helmet. Start out by looking in the mirror. Your helmet should cover the majority of your forehead and it should sit low, snug and level on your head. Once you connect the chin straps, you should be able to fit a finger between your chin and the strap. Tighten the straps of your helmet, so that when you push it forward or back, it will move no more than an inch.