Treble’s Gear Reviews: Deadbolt APEX Knee Pads

deadbolt apex kneepads

I was recently lucky enough to be asked to review the new Deadbolt Apex Knee Pads. I employed my good friend R2-Dee2 to help me! Here’s what we thought…. What Deadbolt say Always listening to their customers and following their quest to create the perfect knee pad, the Apex pads are slimmer than the previous iteration, the Grand Slam pads to …

Guest Post: Armour Flex Shin Guards Review

Hello fellow breakers and safety conscious derby fans! A while ago I reviewed Armour Flex’s ankle guards, which you can read all about here: https://www.treblemaker909.com/2015/08/13/guest-post-review-armourflex/ In that review I said I was very keen to try the shin guards, and I recently purchased a pair. I was keen to try them out, but was also excited to discover the upgraded socks …

Treble’s Gear Reviews – Deadbolt Grand Slam Knee Pads

The guys over at Deadbolt Pads kindly sent me a pair of their Grand Slam knee pads to review. There has been a lot of excitement over their new knee pads, with space-age velcro and lower profile compared to their old Elite pads so I couldn’t wait to test them out. I already have the old Deadbolt Jammer Elite knee …

Treble’s Gear Reviews – Chaya Diamond Skates!

Rachel from For Heaven’s Skates kindly sent me a pair of Chaya (pronounced kai-ya) Diamond skates with 20 degree plates & quick release trucks.   To be quite honest, I was most excited about the quick release trucks as the changing of wheels is such a massive faff, anything to ease that pain would be heavenly.   When I got them …

Radar Presto Wheels – Treble’s Gear Reviews

The dudes over at Devaskation sent me these Radar Presto Wheels to review!   I was sent 4 x 88a in turquoise and 4 x 91a in highlighter yellow (best colour) and decided to try them out in a few different combinations.   You may have heard people talk about pusher wheel set ups and possible thought that this was …

Guest Post – ArmourFlex Ankle Guards Review by R2Dee2

In November 2013, I broke my ankle during a roller derby scrim session. As far as roller derby injuries go, it was pretty pathetic. I slid into a doorframe and broke my fibula in just one place; a ‘perfect’ break that nearly didn’t show up on the x-ray. On its own it would have been fairly simple to come back …

Treble’s Gear Reviews – Juice Spiked Series Wheels

The lovely folks at For Heaven’s Skates sent me these cute Juice Spiked Series Wheels in Amp (91a durometer) to test.   Here’s what Juice say about their wheels:   “Finally, a refreshing innovation in Derby wheels, developed for players of all abilities. A collaborative partnership between the premier wheel manufacturer and players, the Dual Pour ® technology delivers grip …

Treble’s Gear Reviews – Pilot Falcon F-16 Derby Plate

Welcome to another Treble’s Gear Reviews post. This time I’m reviewing the Pilot Falcon F-16 Derby Plates from Atom Wheels.   I have the 5.75 length plates mounted on a pair of footy boots (here’s a tutorial). They are full boot length!   I finally got these skates built after drama with those Bonts and then the plate I bought …

Treble’s Gear Reviews – GRNMNSTR Reckless Morph Wheels!

The lovely guys over at Devaskation sent me these funky looking Reckless Morph Wheels to test out.   Here’s the blurb:   “The New Green Monster Reckless Morph Wheels are a game changer! Dual stacked urethane in multiple hardnesses allows you to have the hard fast roll for performance and speed while still providing grip and edge control. With a …

Treble’s Gear Reviews Bionic Big Foot Toe Stops

Those cool guys over at Devaskation.com sent me these really cool Bionic Big Foot Toe Stops to review! So if you’re n the market for some new stoppers, keep reading. Here’s the blurb: Best in its class and the best there has ever been! Bigfoot stoppers were designed with performance as a priority. Nistevo accomplished the ultimate skate stop by …