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Old 09-23-2009, 10:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a question regarding wrist guards. Can you really wear them underneath regular gloves? The ones I've seen selling on the web don't look too thin.

What's your experience with wrist guards?
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ive never worn them personally but if you are going to wear them i would recommend maybe finding one that do custom fits if you have the money for that. sometimes a fall can be made worse with a wrist guard that doesnt fit properly. im sure you could find one that fits right that isnt custom too though. Best Prices On Protec IPS Wristguards Woodland Camo these seem to be thin enough but i dont know how good they are.
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There has been a few threads about this and most seem to say they don't really help. Search and you may find more!!!
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You can buy gloves with wrist guards already built into them. However, from what i have seen and heard from a few people who have worn them when they ride... The right fall can do MORE damage if you fall on your wrist while wearing them. Because yes, it could help your wrist, but all that pressure needs to go somewhere and that somewhere seems to be the arm. I don't know about you, but i will take a sprained wrist over a broken arm..
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If you wear snug fitting gloves, then no. However, if your gloves are loose, then wearing wrist guards underneath isn't much of a problem other than for the comfortability factor.
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size xl burton glove, xl demon wrist guard, xl glove normally ... i hate wearing them but they do work





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I had to wear one on my right wrist cause I fucked it up that season.....fit under my mittens with ease.....dont know about gloves
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You can buy gloves with wrist guards already built into them. However, from what i have seen and heard from a few people who have worn them when they ride... The right fall can do MORE damage if you fall on your wrist while wearing them. Because yes, it could help your wrist, but all that pressure needs to go somewhere and that somewhere seems to be the arm. I don't know about you, but i will take a sprained wrist over a broken arm..
This! Take it from someone who did first aid for a few years. Wrists guards can potentially do more damage than good. Breaks happen when a great deal of force is applied on your limb, the break will almost always occur at the weakest point. In your arm, thats your wrist. A wrist guard moves the weakest point to the forearm. The only time i've ever seen a broken bone protruding through the skin was because the guy was wearing wrist guards and the break occurred on his forearm.
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There has been a few threads about this
http://www.snowboardingforum.com/gen...t-support.html

This is one recent one with useful recommendations of specific equipment.

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most seem to say they don't really help
There's a mixture of opinion, but many seem to think wrist guards are better than nothing. My experience was that a minor fall messed up weeks of my season, and could have easily permanently messed up my wrist. Since then I have been using the guards.

Look up Scapholunate ligament injuries or Lunate fractures, then come back and tell me how a wrist guard would make this worse.
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I cannot argue with the fact that wrist guards do in fact transfer the impact to your forearm...but I would think personally that a fore arm is a bit stronger than your wrist....and imo actually messing up your wrist is way worse than a broken fore arm. None are great...but a clean break...u put a cast on it...and it heals. But the wrist has so many tiny ligaments and nerves...that strong impacts to this will have recurring effects that will linger...

thats just my opinion anyway...i am no doctor
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