skate slings

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I just received my gorgeous, rainbow skate (sling). I am in love!! I think I’m going to start buying them for all my derby sisters. How did I not know about these before?! I bought it as an accessory for a derby themed photo shoot I’m doing in August, but I could see myself using it ALL the time! This sexy piece is way more convenient for managing my skates than trying to shove them into my bag with my all of my funky gear.
— Zero Fox

Born out of necessity and convenience, Bruised Skate Sling is designed to carry your skates in all of your derby and skating travels. We like to call it an "Over the Shoulder, Roller Skate holder" It is a strap with a loop at each end that wraps around the front wheel/toe stop and allows you to "sling your skates" and carry them over your should with ease.

No longer will you have to jam them into your smelly bag with your sweaty pads, your skates HATE this! Keep them aired out AND show them off with a skate sling! Bruised Skate Slings are available in over 50 colors and patterns and if that isn't enough, custom slings are available to fit your team, your league, or your personality.

Nicest customer service! (Sling) is amazing quality, and SUCH a variety to choose from. I get compliments everywhere I take it.
— Brandy Bates
Most excellent! This product is exactly as described and great for my skates! The service was prompt; I will definitely recommend them to my derby friends!
— Maggie Borders

New colors & patterns


SKATE STRAPS

XXSmall: circumference range is 12-13 inches
XSmall:    circumference range is 14-15 inches
Smal:l      circumference range is 16-17 inches
Medium:      circumference range is 18-19 inches
Large:      circumference range is 20-21 inches
X Large:      circumference range is 22-23 inches
XX Large: circumference range is 24-25 inches

* Most common sizes are small and medium. Sizing may vary based on your boot plate, so for best results, please check out the illustration of how these go around your skates and measure them out.

These are amazing! I loved them so much I bought a set for my daughter’s skates. They keep my heel back and down and haven’t frayed. I have played in several scrimmages and bouts with them and they have helped my lateral movement since my skinny ankles are not popping up and out anymore!
— Electra Cal
I’ve been skating in my Riedel 495’s for 3 seasons now and I found they were getting a bit packed out. This strap tightened things right up and make my skates feel brand new again. Love it.
— Scarlett Bloodbath

New colors & patterns


CUSTOMIZATION

 Detachable Loops. Step 1. Order Slings  here . Step 2. Shoot us a message and let us know you want detachable loops. bruisedsn@gmail.com

Detachable Loops.
Step 1. Order Slings here.
Step 2. Shoot us a message and let us know you want detachable loops. bruisedsn@gmail.com

 Custom simple patterns. Step 1: Order Slings  here  and vinyl custom  here . Step 2: Include vinyl color and simple icon/pattern you want in the notes section.

Custom simple patterns.
Step 1: Order Slings here and vinyl custom here.
Step 2: Include vinyl color and simple icon/pattern you want in the notes section.

 Pick your own thread color, loop and strap colors. Step 1. Order Slings  here . Step 2. Shoot us a message and let us know you what you want.. bruisedsn@gmail.com   

Pick your own thread color, loop and strap colors.
Step 1. Order Slings here.
Step 2. Shoot us a message and let us know you what you want.. bruisedsn@gmail.com

 

 Add your name and number Step 1: Order Slings  here  and vinyl custom  here . Step 2: Include vinyl color and simple icon/pattern you want in the notes section.

Add your name and number
Step 1: Order Slings here and vinyl custom here.
Step 2: Include vinyl color and simple icon/pattern you want in the notes section.


MATERIALS & CARE

Materials Used

  • Acrylic canvas
  • Cotton canvas
  • Polyester canvas
  • Polypro canvas with foil glitter webbing
  • Polyester Patterned Webbing
  • Welded D-rings
  • Heavy duty thread

    Polyester webbing is strong and versatile and is extremely durable, yet lightweight. Polyester straps sleek profile makes it extremely useful for many uses and applications including utilizing it as a rope. Polyester webbing is resistant from abrasion and UV rays, and its limited water absorption capability makes it ideal for applications that require a lightweight strength against heavy weights or pressure, such as for tie-downs, tie straps, cargo straps, tow straps, winch straps, and military ratchet straps just to name a few.

 

Washing instructions


ABOUT

The History of Bruised Skate Stuff
In 2009 Kasey and Stevie skated together on a little league in Utah (Junction City Roller Dolls). Kasey had started to make these little skate carrying straps for fellow league mates. Stevie had one of the first prototypes of the Slings and used it to carry her skates everywhere she went.

In 2011, Stevie attended RollerCon and used her roller skate holder to haul her skates and gear around from class to scrimmage and everywhere in between. Many people stopped her and asked her what that thing was! This got the wheels turning and Stevie noticed what a pain it was to lug around skates and gear.

It had been years since Stevie and Kasey had even seen each other but Stevie knew she had to get Kasey to start making these things, there was an obvious need for this and there was NOTHING in existence. The days following that RollerCon, Stevie tried to come up with exactly how to call up Kasey and pitch her the idea. All of Stevie's fretting must have conjured something up in the derby verse because out of the blue, Kasey called Stevie and said that she had been thinking about making these straps and she was the first person who came to mind when she started thinking of getting a business partner. Stevie was floored and they set up and meeting the very next day.

It was as if the derby gods had their hand in things. The meeting was a success and Bruised Skate Stuff was born August 20, 2011 in a little coffee shop on 25th street in Ogden, UT.

Kasey has since left the company to pursue her life long dreams of being a bad ass tattoo artist, leaving Stevie to continue to supply the derby world with our Over the Shoulder Roller Skate holders.

Despite all of the ups and downs, I know we have a terrific product and work tirelessly to provide the best quality product and service. In the past 3 years, there have been a dozen or so copy cats that have popped up. I know ours is superior, plus we have over 70 colors and patterns to choose from. I love the derby community and work endlessly to donate, sponsor, and otherwise support all that I can. I am so happy to be where we are and am excited to grow this thing to all new heights! Thanks for taking the time to read about how Bruised came about. I have to thank everyone who has been supportive and helped Bruised to get where it is today!

XOXO
Vulgar (Stevie)

The Legend of the Sling
Born out of necessity and convenience, the Skate Sling is designed to carry your skates in all of your derby and skating travels. We like to call it an "Over the Shoulder, Roller Skate holder" It is a strap with a loop at each end that wraps around the front wheel/toe stop and allows you to "sling your skates" and carry them over your should with ease.

No longer will you have to jam them into your smelly bag with your sweaty pads, your skates HATE this! Keep them aired out AND show them off with a skate sling! Bruised Skate Slings are available in over 70 colors and patterns and if that isn't enough, custom slings are available to fit your team, your league, or your personality.