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Old 11-27-2010, 01:59 PM   #21 (permalink)
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My hand is 7.5...
Thats good news because I already ordered the 8.5's Got them for $95 from xsportsprotective.

I had the same thoughts about the biomex when I first saw it. I'm hoping they make a summer glove at some point that I can use for skating.
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You should be ok...the PRO are bulkier because of the knuckle guards. Very warm day yesterday. I used them without liners, the biomex directly on my hand. No problems. still I would prefer the protection to stay inside the glove.
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can anyone elaborate on the biomex thing? anyone took like their full bodywieght on one wrist? did you feel the biomex working?
I just fail to understand how it works, especially how it protects from hypertension. Would be great if a physical therapist can comment on this.
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MNy understanding is that it will dissipate part of the shock of the fall toward the forearm, saving your wrist
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that's indeed how it is advertised; I also would love to believe it, but I just don't see it.. So you fall on your wrist, your wrist bends backwards (as in the top of your hand moves towards your forearm, ie hyperflexion). In doing so, the V-shaped part of the biomex becomes kind of floating and not sitting against your forearm anymore (or is there some magic way it stays there?). Now all that is left is a shock absorbing protection on your palm and no dissipation whatsoever.
I couldn't really find anyone saying anything bad about this type of protection so my logic above is probably not sound because I'm missing something, but what?
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You should ask them...but as I see it the huge wrist strap keeps the Biomex in place, under your palm. When you fall most of the shock shoud travel up those two "tails" and dissipate there and along your forearm, while your wrist is kept from overextending by the velcro strap. I wanted new gloves with added protection, I don't think any wristguard can save you every time from a fracture.....but they should help.
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Great glove, got the same pair. Saved my wrist plenty of times after a fall off jumps. The best part about the superpipe is that you can actually use the Biomex wrist guard in other gloves too since the thumb loop will fit other gloves, you might just have to get a bigger size to accomandate for the wrist guard. I used to have Level fly and the biomex wrist guard will only work if you attach it to the inner glove using their own attachment but the Superpipe doesn't have that restriction.
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yep..you can also use the biomex on your hand ( or with a thinl liner) when it's too warm for the regular liners. And if it's really fereezing I can fit them in my down mittens...Only thing I wouyld change are the metal spikes...rubber rounded wones would be better. I found myself szraping snow off the board with the back of my hand..then remembered about the spikes...
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Awesome review. Just what I wanted to hear, actually. I've been looking to get a pair of level's for a while now. It's nice to hear the wrist guard feels natural, too. I was worried it would be bulky and at least somewhat inflexible.

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Awesome review. Just what I wanted to hear, actually. I've been looking to get a pair of level's for a while now. It's nice to hear the wrist guard feels natural, too. I was worried it would be bulky and at least somewhat inflexible.
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They do feel stiff and bulky out of the box. I tried them at home quite a bit, trying to decide if I needed half a bigger size. After 10 days of riding they softened up, fit great and flex much more.
They are bulky. especially because of the rubber knuckle guard...but at the same time your hand feels indestructible.
Heavier than your average glove.
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