187 is consistently one of the top manufacturers of pads for roller derby, skateboarding, and ramp skating of any kind. These are the pads that Tony Hawk and Bob Burnquist gear up with.
187 Pro Pads provide full coverage of the knee, with a seamless hinge design to give maximum comfort and movement. The dual-density interior foam is molded to create a shell around the knee that extends around the sides, designed to absorb hard impacts.Jazz up your pads with colored replacement caps! Or maybe you need white caps to eliminate scuff marks on your banked track or sport court! Click here.
Whether you're new to roller derby, or a seasoned vet, these pads are the #1 choice for knee protection. Most skaters, especially newer skaters, have a tendency to fall on their knees when knocked over. For some, they can get out of this habit with skill and time. But no matter the skill level, a direct knee blow is going to happen, and the damage can be severe.
No knee pad can protect against absolutely everything, but these pads are more than just stuffing. The advanced design of the dual-density foam structure around the knee is going to give you the most coverage and the most defense against serious injury. There's no sense in sitting off the track for 6 months from a knee injury that could have been avoided! And anyone learning to hit the vert ramps at the skate park should strap on a pair of 187 Pro Knees.
187 Pro Pads run a little large and might be considered somewhat bulky for some, but usually that's from making the mistake of buying pads that are a little too big. As with any knee pads, we recommend you buy the smallest size you can possibly squeeze your leg into. All of your salty, sweaty roller skating will stretch them out quickly, and you want your pads to fit well after they break in! Pads that are too big can restrict your movement when crossing over, and can slip out of place.
Most knee pads will either have a bunch of soft stuffing inside to absorb moderate impacts, or high density foam molded around the knee area to reduce contact with the knee upon impact. Pro Pads are made with molded foam and are consistently favored by roller derby skaters for knee protection.
|Fill style||Molded high-density foam around knee|
|Open back or Slide on||Open back, for easy on/off and over clothing|
|Closure style||Neoprene/velcro on inner straps. Elastic/Velcro on outer top strap. Nylon cinch strap on outer bottom strap for snug adjustments|
|Replaceable Caps||Yes. Redesigned to stay in place securely (Except XXS & XS sizes - riveted)|