Scars may be rad to dude brah out on, but safety is key.
We have a wide variety of many different styles of pads, helmets, and slide gloves. We even have some very unqiue things like ankle braces, knee gaskets and the Sector 9 Riot Pads.
Depending on what you're doing, a helmet is the key thing to keeping yourself safe. It only takes one fall to mess some things up, and knowledge is one thing you don't wanna lose. Knee pads and elbow pads are optional, but from personal experience your knees are vital in your skating and knee pads can really help take some of the impact off those harder falls. Slide gloves are great for the longboarding stuff, especially necessary when you get into the sliding and downhill portion of it all.