Important and exciting changes to Bruised Skate Noose

As our line of products has grown, we have considered a name change to better represent our business. Coincidentally, during that time, concerns arose about one of our product names. In effort to be culturally sensitive, we have decided to make the following changes: 

From here on out, the business name will be Bruised Skate Stuff, LLC. Our products are Skate Slings, what we like to call the "over the shoulder roller skate holder," and Skate Straps, the strap that keeps your feet from slipping around in your skates. While any change takes time to work through, we are doing everything we can to make this a seamless transition. 

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 noose! Bruised Skate Slings are available in over 50 colors and patterns and if that isn't enough, custom nooses 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

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

WRIST WRAPS

Tired of scrambling for last-second Jammer Ref wristbands or armbands? Have you resorted to using duct tape or hair scrunchies that barely correspond to team colors?

Bruised Wrist Wraps are your solution!

Durable: Made of 2" polypropylene webbing with industrial hook and loop fastener.
Adjustable: Can be worn as wristbands or armbands
Bright and easy to use: Make communication quick and convenient
Each color set includes: 2 long Wrist Wraps for Jammer Referee (to fit around wrist guards)
1 short Wrist Wrap for the scorekeeper, and
1 short Wrist Wrap for lineup/penalty tracker
Available in 19 colors: Get black, white, and your team colors, or get the full set and be ready for tournaments and any team that comes to visit!

Other uses for your Skate SLINGS

Send us your "other uses!"
Email us {bruisedsn@gmail.com}

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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 noose! Bruised Skate Slings are available in over 70 colors and patterns and if that isn't enough, custom nooses are available to fit your team, your league, or your personality.

RETAIL LOCATIONS

Check out where you can find Bruised in real life!!
Don't see your local derby shop below?
Email us {bruisedsn@gmail.com}

2N1 Skate Shoppe Wasilla, Alaska

2N1 Skate Shoppe
Wasilla, Alaska

Skate Galaxy Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Skate Galaxy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Bruised Boutique Nashua, New Hampshire New Orleans, Louisiana

Bruised Boutique
Nashua, New Hampshire
New Orleans, Louisiana

Derby City Skates Winston-Salem, North Carolina  

Derby City Skates
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
 

Medusa Skates Austin, Texas

Medusa Skates
Austin, Texas

Pigeon Skate Long Beach, California

Pigeon Skate
Long Beach, California

Modern Skate & Surf Lansing, Michigan

Modern Skate & Surf
Lansing, Michigan

RollerGirl Rollerskates Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

RollerGirl Rollerskates
Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN

Sin City Skates San Diego, California

Sin City Skates
San Diego, California

Skate Ratz Fort Collins, Colorado

Skate Ratz
Fort Collins, Colorado

Lucky Skates Inglewood, Western Australia, AUS

Lucky Skates
Inglewood, Western Australia, AUS

All About Derby Lapeer, Michigan

All About Derby
Lapeer, Michigan

Back Alley Skates Billings, Montana

Back Alley Skates
Billings, Montana

Robust Skate Gear Horsham, Victoria, AUS

Robust Skate Gear
Horsham, Victoria, AUS

Burnt Lily Boutique Frederick, South Dakota

Burnt Lily Boutique
Frederick, South Dakota

Derby 4 All St Paul, Minnesota  

Derby 4 All
St Paul, Minnesota
 

Turn Two Skate Shop Portland, Maine

Turn Two Skate Shop
Portland, Maine

Sydney Derby Skates Sydney, Australia

Sydney Derby Skates
Sydney, Australia

R.eal A.thletic D.erby Hobart, Tasmania, AUS

R.eal A.thletic D.erby
Hobart, Tasmania, AUS

Black Mamba Skate Park Syracuse, New York

Black Mamba Skate Park
Syracuse, New York

Brazen Skateshop Hattiesburg, Mississippi  

Brazen Skateshop
Hattiesburg, Mississippi
 

California Roller Skates

Huntington Beach, CA

DerbySupply.net Tempe, Arizona

DerbySupply.net
Tempe, Arizona

Extreme Skates Brisbane, QLD

Extreme Skates
Brisbane, QLD

Gnarley's Skate Shop Cornwall, England

Gnarley's Skate Shop

Cornwall, England

Quad Roller Skate Shop Berlin, Germany

Quad Roller Skate Shop
Berlin, Germany

Rumbling Rage Derby Shop Barrie, Ontario, CAN

Rumbling Rage Derby Shop
Barrie, Ontario, CAN

Starlight Skatium Fayetteville, Arkansas  

Starlight Skatium
Fayetteville, Arkansas
 

Wicked Skatewear Huntington Beach, California  

Wicked Skatewear
Huntington Beach, California