Roller Derby "Fresh Meat" Skate and Protective Gear Starter Package

Medusa Skates
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Medusa Skates Starter Fresh Meat Package has everything you need to begin playing roller derby. Our discounted basic derby package includes over $300 worth of gear, including a complete pair of derby-ready roller skates, a dual-certified helmet and all required protective gear, including wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads and a heat-moldable super basic mouth guard. 

This is a starter kit that you will later make upgrades to but you gotta start somewhere. 

We know that buying roller derby gear can be overwhelming, so please don't hesitate to call Medusa Skates at (512) 203-7203 or email us at with any questions. We love helping new derby skaters!



  1. CHOOSE YOUR SKATE SIZE :: Riedell Dart (in Black)
  • Available in men's whole sizes 1-15; for women's sizing order 1.5-2 full sizes down.
  • Black synthetic boot with padded interior and fairly standard toe box
  • Die-Cast Aluminum plates
  • Dart 62mm / 93A wheels
  • ABEC-5 bearings
  • Adjustable Black toe stop

Upgrade your skates! The Riedell R3 is typically more comfrotable for most people as well as the Rock GT50. The Rock is the widest and most padded of the options at this level. 


  1. SELECT A HELMET SIZE :: Triple 8 Certified Helmet (in Black)

The FIRST and ONLY helmet to fully integrate the best of high impact absorbing EPS Foam with thick dual density soft foam and plush Sweatsaver fabric, delivering the ultimate in comfort with dual certified protection. Complies with U.S. CPSC Bike and ASTM Skate safety standards.

Includes 2 sets of Sweatsaver liners to customize fit.

Sizing information:

To ensure a perfect fit, measure the circumference of your head starting in the middle of your forehead and match it with the sizes below:

  • XS/S 20 – 21.25 in (51 – 54 cm)
  • S/M 21 – 22.5 in (53 – 57 cm)
  • L/XL 22.5 – 23.5 in (57 – 60 cm)
  • XL/XXL 23.5 – 24.5 in (60 – 63 cm)

PRO TIP: If your measurements are in-between the sizes shown or you’re simply in doubt, we strongly recommend sizing up to the larger size. We have found over the years that customers do better when they choose the larger size.


  1. CHOOSE YOUR SAFETY GEAR SIZE :: 187 Adult Padset (in black)

Design and craftsmanship proven in 187’s Pro Series is used to optimize the fit, comfort, and durability of this pad set. 187 Killer Pads® is the brand trusted by the top skaters in the world.

Sizing information:

To ensure a perfect knee, elbow, and wrist fit, measure circumference of extended knee and elbow and measure hand circumference at the knuckles. Match to the sizes listed below:

  • XS- Wrist - 7-8in, Knee - 11-13in, Elbow - 8-9in
  • S/M- Wrist - 8-9.5in, Knee - 13-15in, Elbow - 8-10in
  • L/XL- Wrist - 9.5-11in, Knee - 15-17in, Elbow - 10-12in
  • XXL Thick - Wrist - 9.5-11in, Knee - 18-21in, Elbow - 12-14in

PRO TIP: If your measurements are in-between the sizes shown or you’re simply in doubt, we strongly recommend sizing up to the larger size. We have found over the years that customers do better when they choose the larger size.


  1. Basic clear heat moldable mouthguard
    • Fitting Instructions
      1. Fill saucepan with 2 to 3 inches of water. Bring water to a boil
      2. Remove water from heat source. Let water stand for 30 seconds, then place mouthguard in water for 10-15 seconds. Do not exceed 15 seconds. Make sure mouthguard is not too pliable or melted. 
      3. Carefully remove mouthguard from water with a spoon, tongs, or fork. If using tongs, be careful not to squeeze the mouthguard too tightly, as this could deform it. 
      4. Cool mouthguard under tap water for 1-2 seconds only to bring surface temperature to a comfortable level. 
      5. Lick your lips before placing mouthguard in your mouth. 
      6. Watching in mirror, line up mouthguard carefully with the centerline of upper teeth. Fit mouthguard onto and around upper teeth and press firmly into molars first then front teeth. 
      7. Bring lower jaw forward and up into base of mouthguard with teeth in alignment with lower channel. Bite down on mouthguard, suck strongly, and use fingers to press edges of mouthguard into teeth and gum line through lips and cheeks for 20 seconds. 
      8. Remove mouthguard and cool under tap water for 30 seconds. Replace into mouth and test for a good, firm fit. 
      9. Repeat steps 1-8 if fit is not accurate. 

        *Included mouthguard not for use with braces. Sisu 3D mouthguards compatible with braces- must be fitted by a dentist. 


  • 5
    Highly recommended!

    Posted by Elizebeth on 3rd Feb 2023

    Newbie here and I’m super happy with my purchase. When originally ordering I accidentally choose the wrong size of roller skates and didn’t realize it until the next day. When I reached out to them they were very nice and understanding and even gave me a size recommendation. Got all my stuff in the mail yesterday and I couldn’t be more excited!