Blade guards come in two type: centipede and 'universal'.
I just want to add that I have never seen a figure skater wearing these guards. This might be a local thing, but I only see the 'universal' type.
The 'universal' type is made of two pieces of plastic guards connected by springs that are screwed into the plastic. They generally have to be cut to size them to your skats. I've bought different brands and one brand (nameless) didn't have very good springs or screws. After a few wears the screw would fly off taking the spring with it. Anyway, always remember the brand of guards you buy and if the springs go flying, don't buy that brand again. I learned my lesson.
|Rockerz--heavier than the regular universal type|
I gotta say, I'd love to try a bunch of these out (especially the skaboots and Kootzu and the chameleon universal) but I just bought some Rockerz (pink and orange) so I'm done for now.