Thursday, September 22, 2011

Always Be Prepared: Stocking Your Derby Bag

You know the mom who carries everything you'd ever need in her purse? I try to be that person with my skate bag, while keeping it as light as possible. I use an old duffel-style suitcase for now. If you need a cheap bag, I'd recommend searching your closets or basement for something you already have that would work.

Essentials For Your Bag
Skates with toe covers
Knee pads
Elbow pads
Wrist guards
Febreeze or spray bottle with alcohol

Highly Recommended
Skate tool
Extra pair of socks
Extra set of shoelaces
Duct tape
Reusable water bottle

I Also Have
Low-sugar, high-protein packaged granola bars
A pair of shorts in case I need to go somewhere practice
Extra mouthguard (I've lost two already)
Knee gaskets (I'd call these essential if you have bad knees)
Bearing tool (if your skate tool doesn't have one)
Hearing aid covers to keep them dry
Extra insole inserts

You Might Consider
Bearing lube
Feminine hygiene products
Spare bearings
Spare wheels
Bag freshener
A couple $1s or quarters

What do you keep in your bag?

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