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Old 02-23-2010, 04:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default wrist guards?? need suggestions

lookin in to gettin a pair

what does everyone suggest??
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends what you are looking for. If you want support, Dakine makes a pair, and there are many others do as well. There is also support built inside gloves like the Burton Impact line.

If you're looking for preventive and especially if you've broken/fractured your wrist in the past like I have, I would suggest you look into OTS wrist braces which literally stop your wrist from hyper-extending back based on what type of degree of freedom stop you install on it. They're pricey but they're worth every penny.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Check out Level Gloves, very discrete looking gloves with built in wrist guards. I have a pair and they've saved me more times than I can remember
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Old 02-23-2010, 05:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Burton support mitts and gloves are the best I've seen. Built in wrist guards that dont allow your hands to bend backwards. I use Dakine wrist guards currently but they're not very good. On a scale of 1-10 on protection i'd give them a 4.
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I agree with extremo - i have the R.E.D wrist guards (and i like them) but i wish i had of bought the burton impact mittens. But I already dropped over $100 on mitts and wrist guards (after I broke my wrist) before I discovered these and was unable to return what i had already purchased.
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have Dakine, no complaints
Fits under my gloves perfectly and is supportive. Others I tried on hurt my wrist a bit, (my wrists are a little boney)
but these fit nicely.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Level half pipe glove is great... Gore-tex plus BioMex wrist guard is perfect...
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I bought some Demon wrist guards on clearance. Fit a little snug in my gloves but do the job, nothing fancy but nothing broken either

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Old 02-28-2010, 07:32 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I used the burton impact gloves. i don't really need them cuz i don't fall as much as i used to but i like the safety net. Even tho they are convenient, they aren't waterproof. so once water gets absorbed in the gloves, you're stuck w wet/cold gloves for the rest of the day. I'm looking into picking up goretex gloves + separate wrist guards.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:59 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Ive got the level halfpipe gloves as well and am very happy not only with the built-in wrist guards but the quality and warmth of them, I believe I found them on ebay for $90 shipped.

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