Roller Derby Mouth Guard
You have a great smile, and you probably want to keep it that way won’t you? Then you need a mouth guard.
Many thanks for Nad for getting this info together for the Derby World!
Mouth-guard - (COMPULSORY as per WFTDA /MRDA rules)
Remember I said in the Knee Pad bit about certain types of knee pad causing people to face-plant? Well, that’s not the only thing that can cause your face to get intimately acquainted with the floor. A bad fall where you are unable to get your hands under yourself in time will probably result in you passionately kissing concrete. You will also find that, despite there being rules against elbowing and punching people on the track, these things can and will happen accidentally from time-to-time. Added to which, it is a rules-stated requirement that all skaters wear a mouth-guard when bouting, so there is no excuse for not owning one. If you search online, you can usually find a few suppliers of mouth-guards. Be sure to select a model that is suitable for full-contact sports such as boxing and martial arts.
Talk you your local roller girls and boys for recommendations, as everyone has a different opinion or join the forum and ask roller derby skaters of all levels. Some people find that certain mouth-guards will make them gag, so they go for a more slimline option. But mouth-guards are usually a fairly affordable item, so some people might find it easy to experiment with different brands and models to find their perfect match.
Most popular Mouth-guards with girls and boys are:
Shock Doctor: Gel Max
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