"Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Be able to ride tomorrow" - Darren Lott.
Your first priority when participating in the sport of Street Luge should always be your Safety and the Safety of others. The Safety Gear shown in this site is considered by the Street Luge community to be Not Negotiable when riding. It is common practice within the Street Luge Community not to ride with persons who refuse to wear Safety Gear.
Your hands can easily get damaged in a simple luging accident, we have found using full leather gloves with good knuckle coverage offers the best protection, most road motorcycle gloves will do this.
It is advisible to go for a glove that has plenty of grip on the palms so that you can get a good push in a race scenario.
Try to stay away from leather gardening gloves as a main source of protection, as these tend to come off in an accident and offer no real protection.
However, they are great as a covering for your main gloves when training, some racers will slip them over their race gloves as a form of extra protection and grip, and to extend the life of their more expensive racing gloves.
Please keep in mind all information on this page is purely a guide, "DO NOT" attempt to build or ride your own board, the boards and equipment shown here have been made by professionals and are at competition level, make sure you have the correct equipment and safety gear before attempting to ride any board.