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|04-04-2012 09:54 AM|
|04-04-2012 02:42 AM|
Irahi, thanks for all the information on the Flexmeter. I ordered the double-splint version already.
looking4snow, if the elbow armour/pads can go over the end part of the Flexmeter, then it may work. The Flexmeter goes up quite a bit up your forearm. I think the total length is around 9" or so, so measure from your knuckles to approximate where it ends. The Dainese may work OK since there are velco straps (assuming the straps are long enough to accommodate the Flexmeter. But the Forcefield Limb Tube is designed to be a snug fit, so I think you will have trouble sliding that thing over the Flexmeter.
|04-04-2012 02:30 AM|
Thanks man! Probably last question. Is it possible to use Flexmeters with elbow and forearm guard?
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|04-03-2012 02:48 PM|
I find that the neoprene on the bottom side of the single splint is enough to take hits on ice just fine, the only thing it wouldn't stand up to is if you managed to take a shot directly on the wrist from say... a sharp corner on a rail and it managed to puncture your glove. Otherwise it does just fine on flat, hard surfaces, and the joint protection is second to none.
The all season wristguard's advantage is definitely suited more for street play, it doesn't help with joint damage, but it does help protect against straight impact damage on hard, edged surfaces, or rough surfaces like pavement.
|04-03-2012 02:22 PM|
|looking4snow||Thanks for review! Irahi, when you remove that small triangular shaped thing of the All Season ones, is there still some hard material to protect the palm or just neoprene, or something else? I understand, that All Season are more bulky, but I'm not sure, if Single ones will give enought protection, if I will fall on the ice or rail/box really bad. What do you think about it?|
|04-03-2012 11:16 AM|
The single splint wristguards are much easier to fit under a glove, and allow for a greater range of motion so they don't interfere with ratcheting down bindings or anything.
Originally Posted by tonto
The biggest challenge with glove sizing is getting your upper palm section through the wrist of the glove, so if your gloves have any sort of adjustable wrist (velcro, draw cord, etc...) you'll probably be fine. Otherwise if it's already pretty tight in the wrist, you'll most likely have to size up in your gloves, especially if you're looking to get the double splint wristguard.
|04-03-2012 02:38 AM|
Originally Posted by Irahi View Post
The next concern I have is sizing. On one website, it gave sizing recommendations based on the circumference of your palm, which would set me at a size large. But then I went on the Alps Gear website where the measurement was based on the distance from the wrist to the tip of the middle finger, which would set me at a size medium.
Another concern I have is whether or not I would need to buy a new set of gloves. My current medium Dakine Rover gauntlet gloves are large enough to allow me to use the Pro-tec IPS or Buton R.E.D. wrist guards. The Flexmeters seem a bit more robust & thick, so do I need to purchase a new set of large Dakine Rover gloves?
|04-03-2012 02:19 AM|
Originally Posted by Irahi View Post
Or with flexible plastic: Flexmeter All Season Wrist Guards
|04-03-2012 01:27 AM|
Flexmeters are the best wristguards I've ever used. The gloves are crap, but the standalone single splint wristguard + a high quality glove is my preferred setup. The flexmeters themselves are a bit bulky, so you're pretty likely to have to size up on the glove, but they're very comfortable to wear and provide excellent progressive protection, so they absorb a lot of impact before transferring it anywhere.
I have a pair of level superpipes as well, and they're a really nice glove, but the wrist protection just isn't as good.
|04-02-2012 04:43 PM|
Originally Posted by lernr View Post
They're good if it's a cold crisp day...but if it starts warming up or it's wet snow...not good. I do feel I can plow trough branches with them thou..they are hella tough.
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