B. WRIST GUARDS: Rigid wrist guards are the next most important piece of safety gear. Most injuries that occur while in-line skating are to the upper arms; more specifically the wrists.
C. PADDED SHORTS: Padded shorts provide extra protection from abrasions, especially on the hips and tailbone. Shorts should fit snug, providing compression and protection.
D. KNEE PADS: Knee pads protect the knees in the event of a fall forward. Although many falls occur backwards while skating, beginners may also fall forwards.
E. ELBOW PADS: Elbow pads protect the elbows in the event of a fall forward, backward or sideways, in case of elbow contact with the ground.