Just a follow up to my thread about the Level HalPipe gloves, and watching the skinny leather gloves posted recently.
I feel most people would say: use it at the beginning, then dont when your level improve.
But dont you think it's always safer to have it?
Answer to question in thread title: yes.
Answer to last question: yes.
I wear wrist guards under my gloves. They don't affect my riding in the slightest. Putting on the guards takes about 15-30 seconds per hand. Pulling on my gloves over the guards takes about 15-30 sec. longer per hand than it would take without the guards. Total investment of time, for both hands combined: 1 to 2 minutes.