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Ok, standard wrist guards don't seem to be that helpful. But there seems to be a bit of misinformation on this thread, painting all wrist guards as the same. Flexmeter wrist guards solve many of the aforementioned problems (disclosure: I wear them).

These things were a god send for me after I broke my wrist: Flexmeter single sided wrist guards

I'm just going to copy a post I wrote recently somewhere else:

The concept behind these things is great. They allow your wrists to move and flex, while progressively hardening on impact. Designed by a trauma surgeon in France, who was experiencing far too many wrist injuries in his ER for his liking. Here's some more info from the company itself: Flexmeter wrist guards for snowboarders and skaters

Two points to note:
1. You only need the single sided, as the double sided is more for skateboarding. It's too hard to fit a double sided under your gloves (unless, of course, you buy their gloves with the inserts already in).
2. The only complaint people have is they sometimes don't fit well under certain gloves. This can be dealt with by finding a pair that fits with the guards (I have always used Dakine Titan mittens, and the flexmeters fit fine with my medium mitts). Alternatively, you can size up your gloves, and it's no issue. Just avoid tight gloves, or gloves with elastic.

I broke my wrist and had to get some guards for support. These were the go and they haven't left my wrists since. They work as advertised. They are super light weight and don't feel restrictive. Your wrist and bones are free to move. Also, they don't transfer the force up the arm like other stiff wrist guards.

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thanks for the link

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I bought the wrist guard at the beginning of the season for $20 that goes over the gloves. I personally love having the wrist guard, it does get in the way sometimes but it's well worth it. I have a bad habit of trying to catch myself from falling, so the wrist guard probably saved me from injury many times.
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Ok, standard wrist guards don't seem to be that helpful. But there seems to be a bit of misinformation on this thread, painting all wrist guards as the same. Flexmeter wrist guards solve many of the aforementioned problems (disclosure: I wear them).

These things were a god send for me after I broke my wrist: Flexmeter single sided wrist guards

I'm just going to copy a post I wrote recently somewhere else:

The concept behind these things is great. They allow your wrists to move and flex, while progressively hardening on impact. Designed by a trauma surgeon in France, who was experiencing far too many wrist injuries in his ER for his liking. Here's some more info from the company itself: Flexmeter wrist guards for snowboarders and skaters

Two points to note:
1. You only need the single sided, as the double sided is more for skateboarding. It's too hard to fit a double sided under your gloves (unless, of course, you buy their gloves with the inserts already in).
2. The only complaint people have is they sometimes don't fit well under certain gloves. This can be dealt with by finding a pair that fits with the guards (I have always used Dakine Titan mittens, and the flexmeters fit fine with my medium mitts). Alternatively, you can size up your gloves, and it's no issue. Just avoid tight gloves, or gloves with elastic.

I broke my wrist and had to get some guards for support. These were the go and they haven't left my wrists since. They work as advertised. They are super light weight and don't feel restrictive. Your wrist and bones are free to move. Also, they don't transfer the force up the arm like other stiff wrist guards.
thanks ill go this route !!! broke my wrist last week and searching for the best protection without breaking the bank! ive been in the sport for 15years and broke my wrist like a beginner in a piste i made hundreds of time! lack of snow didnt helped...
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thanks ill go this route !!! broke my wrist last week and searching for the best protection without breaking the bank! ive been in the sport for 15years and broke my wrist like a beginner in a piste i made hundreds of time! lack of snow didnt helped...

Tough break (oof). I'm experienced and did mine on some ice too. I was just casually cruising, looked back to see where my friend was at, and hit sheet ice. It was instantaneous. The Ice Coast strikes again.
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yeah thats tough!!! it make almost 2weeks and feel like 2months lol!!! well its almost -40 here right now so no snowboard anyway! ill call the flexmeter in 4weeks when they remove the plaster. Guess my new year resolution will be to ride with those!!!

Any advice on choosing the size?
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I'm curious as well. I'm just getting into snowboarding (never been) and while helmet was my first thought, never thought of wrist guards. These Flexmeters seem popular, but which should I go for, Single Splint or the All Season Double? I haven't bought gloves yet, so I guess I'd want gloves that would end up fitting them inside.
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I'm curious as well. I'm just getting into snowboarding (never been) and while helmet was my first thought, never thought of wrist guards. These Flexmeters seem popular, but which should I go for, Single Splint or the All Season Double? I haven't bought gloves yet, so I guess I'd want gloves that would end up fitting them inside.
If you dont have gloves they have a package with gloves included seem good quality stuff and like for 30-40$ more so its the price of ''normal quality'' gloves. Ill go for the single i think thats the only protection really needed for snowboarding. Other protection seem more for skate/roller blades but thats my opinion go for it if they seem more safe to you.
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