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h2o119906 02-07-2009 09:31 PM

Wrist Guard Gloves/ Riding with Wrist Guards
So, I have been meaning to start riding with wrist guards but it's too late now. I fractured my wrist in 4 places last week and had to have 2 screws put in. Season over basically. bummer of the year. I live and work on the mountain, so it's pure torture not being able to ride. I am thankful for the 40-some days I got in so far, but it looks like that might be it. If I am extremely careful, I might be able to sneak out for some spring riding if I wear a wrist guard and take it VERY easy (don't tell the dr). ;)

Anyway, I'm looking for opinions on the gloves with built-in wrist guards. I think Dakine makes some. How much protection do they really offer? Would I be better off wearing something from the Dr., or a more protective piece? Anyone ride with wrist guards? How bad does it suck? Etc. Etc...

thanks for any and all help. I just want to get back out there asap!!!

MunkySpunk 02-07-2009 09:36 PM

Burton Support Glove/Mitt, Burton Impact Glove. No impressions, just what I know is out there.

h2o119906 02-07-2009 09:40 PM

thanks... I'll check those out.

On a side note. I heard a story that riding with wrist guards can lead to broken arms. Anyone else ever heard that?

Technine Icon 02-07-2009 09:44 PM

Yeah Dakine makes the built in ones and they aren't that bad. Sure they aren't as comfortable as regular gloves but it pays off when u fall hard on your wrist. I haven't heard about them leading to broken arms, where'd u hear that from.

v-verb 02-07-2009 09:45 PM


Originally Posted by h2o119906 (Post 124189)
thanks... I'll check those out.

On a side note. I heard a story that riding with wrist guards can lead to broken arms. Anyone else ever heard that?

Haven't heard about that. I started boarding during Christmas break this year and have had quite a few entertaining falls. I've been wearing wrist guards over my gloves and without the guards would have smashed my wrists a number of times. Haven't hurt my arms at all

Sorry about your wrists - hope you heal quicker than anticipated.

oct6454 02-07-2009 09:46 PM


I have worn the burton gloves with the built in wrist guards and they seemed to work just fine. I now wear separate wrist guards underneath my gloves. I like it better because you can still choose which gloves you want. As far as inconvenience its not to bad, for the times when it is annoying which is not very often, it makes up for itself when you hit real hard and feel the braces work:D

chino075 02-07-2009 09:57 PM

I wear these and they make better sense of having at the palm of the hands rather than at the top of the wrist.

Level Gloves: great selection of Level snowboard gloves with BioMex wrist guards.

h2o119906 02-07-2009 10:08 PM

thanks for all the quick responses. Fu*k I wish I had been more proactive and been wearing them 2 weeks ago! Better late than never I guess. The Burton gloves seem to have gotten pretty bad reviews as far as warmth goes, so I will have to look into the Dakine ones and the ones Chino suggested. Thanks again. Ride safe!

BonDawg 02-08-2009 06:48 AM

Dude - you are soooo busted! Get back to work! ;-)

Looks like you're typing just fine with your broken wrist and I'm sick of this early morning s**t. Oh yeah ... and this wrist guard thing ... if you're even thinking about busting yourself up again this season, you better just think again!!

crazykid 02-08-2009 08:25 AM

I have the Dakine ones that i wear under my gloves, they seem to fit well with almost any glove ive worn.

Ive taken some hard falls on my wrist, and have had broken wrist in the past and no issues.

My gf is learning this year and its the first thing i made her buy, them and a helment... but she blew her knee out instead getting off the lift... LOL.

I think wrist gaurds are a good idea.

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