Roller Derby Cushions - Buying Advice
Cushions for your skates are often overlooked, but they can make a massive difference toﾠ
performance. At less than a tenner a pop, they're a worthwhile upgrade, right from the start.
Generally, the cushions on a standard set of skates will be very hard, making the trucks prettyﾠ
solid. When your trucks are solid, you can't move them. If you can't move your trucks, theﾠ
wheels don't have the flex to turn. So, going round corners take ﾠlot of effort, as will anythingﾠ
that requires you to have a good reaction from your plate.
To remedy this, softer cushions will give you the movement you need. There's a range ofﾠ
hardnesses available, but the initial recommendation tends to be the same. We recommendﾠ
Suregrip cushions, in 79A Straight and 85A Conical (one of each per truck), with conical closestﾠto the wheels.