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!!!
Last edited by h2o119906; 02-07-2009 at 09:34 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.
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.
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
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!
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!!