Crash Pads were originally designed for specific sports but through the years we find that Crash Pads protection has a varied and wide scope. Anyone with the potential to fall can find a Crash Pads product that will save him or her from a world of hurt. Crash Pads were developed in 1992 by the current owners, who took a fall while learning to in-line skate and ultimately developed Crash Pads for themselves so that they could continue to ride half pipe and be able to walk the next day. Eventually the Crash Pads concept was patented and the company was born. After over 18 years in the business, Crash Pads is still family owned and operated and is based in Astoria Oregon, in the beautiful Oregon coast range just minutes from the rugged north west beach. Crash Pads will continue to develop product for sports that need them. They also continue to develop products for other companies, events, shows and movies as the opportunities arise. Crash Pads will always have the family and personal touch as well as great customer service and quality.
Although many of the Crash Pads products do cross over, each sport has specific needs relating to the shape of the body, the area of the body vulnerable to a specific type of fall and the type of movement being performed during the activity. Therefore, specific styles are recommended for each sport. All of Crash Pads designs are made to allow the athlete the most freedom of movement possible. That can be a challenge but is one of Crash Pads company's strongest principals. We work hard to insure you are well protected while keeping the products highly functional, restriction free and comfortable.