We have a sponsorship with Derby Warehouse, who has the lowest prices around, incredible customer service AND offers us a 20% discount (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the code)! Please note that the discounted price will not be reflected immediately in your cart; you will be sent a 2nd confirmation email with your discounted pricing.
If you are looking for a truly superior and professional skate package, we also have an exclusive 10% discount through Mota Skates. Many SSG instructors/members roll on Motas!
All prices listed below are AFTER your SSG discount
(Pricing may vary; discount does not apply to some sale or clearance items)
This is a great skate package, ideal for people who intend on skating recreationally one or two times a week. If you are a beginner and/or plan on skating outside, we really recommend buying a set of Poison wheels with these skates. They will make you a more confident skater and help strengthen your legs in the Vault, and transition easily to skating outside without having to change your wheels. We also recommend purchasing a toe-guard with this skate package.
If you are considering going into competitive roller derby, we highly recommend these skates, which can last you for years of play and regular skating. The Derby package is worth it for the cost of the toe-guard alone, plus they come with an upgraded wheel that is suitable for skating at the Vault when you are a more experienced skater. If you are a beginner and/or plan on skating outside, we really recommend buying a set of Poison wheels with these skates. They will make you a more confident skater and help strengthen your legs in the Vault, and transition easily to skating outside without having to change your wheels.
If you are considering buying any other skates, please talk to Havoc and Beatty first to see if they will be appropriate for class/derby. Also be sure to meet with us and determine your size first before buying!
We recommend any S1 or Triple 8 helmets sold on Derby Warehouse that say “Dual-Certified” after the name. If you are considering playing competitive derby in the future, we highly recommend going with an S1 Lifer Helmet. All helmets fit slightly differently, so let us know what you’re thinking of buying and we’ll try to find that brand for you to try on.
Of all your pads, knee pads are where to spend your money! At minimum, you need the Triple 8 KP 22 Knee Pads; they are a great starter pad that many of us have used for years. If you have knee or lower back issues, or are considering pursuing competitive roller derby, we recommend starting with an upgraded pad now so you won’t have to buy a second set later. The 187 Pro Derby Knee Pads are very popular within the Gang and league, and offer a substantial amount of cushioning as compared to the KP22s. The 187s also have a replaceable cap which allows the pads to last longer because you don’t need to replace the whole pad if your cap cracks. Smith Scabs or Derby and S1 Derby knee pads are also popular and provide upgraded protection. Again, size varies widely across brands so please make sure you try on first!
Any of the elbow pads at Derby Warehouse are appropriate for SSG, and it’s okay to go cheaper here, as long as they are well fitting. We just recommend choosing an elbow pad with a hard protective cap. Many skaters in the gang use the Triple 8 EP55 Elbow Pads or the 187 Killer Elbow Pads. We have a variety to try on in the Vault.
We recommend Triple 8, Smith or 187 Wrist Guards. Many people in the Gang use the Triple 8 Wristsaver, Triple 8 Roller Derby Wristsaver or 187 Killer Derby Wrist Guards. Pick a style that is most comfortable for you and least hot—wrist guards, surprisingly, become one of the stinkiest parts of gear. We have a few brands to try on in the Vault.
SISU 1.6 Aero Adult Mouth Guards
These are the only mouth guards we recommend now because everyone eventually ends up getting one, and they are the mouth guard that stays in your mouth the most often (and therefore protects you the best). SISU mouth guards are the easiest to talk and drink with while keeping them in, and there are virtually no gagging issues. If you aren’t able to buy one of these yet due to finances, we sell boil & bite mouth guards at the Vault for $1 that you can use until you have some extra cash for one of these. Members of the Gang also have experience with Shockdoctor mouth guards, which we can show you or answer questions on.
Virtually all of these items MAY be available for purchase cheaper on Amazon or eBay – we just ask you to verify that you are getting the same quality item if you purchase them elsewhere because we don’t want you to end up with inferior gear not suitable for practice. If you find other, less expensive gear you are considering, feel free to send a link to email@example.com and we can check it out and let you know if it will be adequate for class (please do so before buying). We fully recognize that getting involved in skating/derby can be a steep upfront investment, so if there is any way we can help by letting you borrow some gear for a period of time or help you find used skates to purchase instead, please let us know. We don’t like the cost to be a roadblock for anyone and always try to find a way to get people rolling!