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 some kind …

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 …