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Its a catch 22 for wrist protection. I actually broke my wrist in two places Friday, when I had it casted yesterday the doc told me they will save your wrist, but most likely break the arm or fingers as the force is just as great and has to go somewhere else.(obviously I wasn't wearing any, nor have I in the last few years, but the more you know!)
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Its a catch 22 for wrist protection. I actually broke my wrist in two places Friday, when I had it casted yesterday the doc told me they will save your wrist, but most likely break the arm or fingers as the force is just as great and has to go somewhere else.(obviously I wasn't wearing any, nor have I in the last few years, but the more you know!)
Which why I like the biomex wrist protection. The guard takes most of the impact and doesn't transfer it to another part of the arm.
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I do not wear wrist guards, but I have sure considered getting some on many an occasion. I might try to pick up some Level gloves in the off-season. I like the way they are made.

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I recently spent a day learning to snowboard wearing Level Network gloves with their Biomex wrist protectors that are integrated into the glove. They were not uncomfortable (even when I had to pull the liner and wear them against my skin, as I found I could use a size larger glove) and saved my wrists bigtime! I took some pretty decent falls, and had nary an ache or pain in my wrists to show for it. I am now a firm believer in Level gloves with Biomex (make sure they have the wrist guards though, not all of their models do) and wholeheartedly recommend them to any and all persons wanting gloves with wrist protection, or wrist protection period. They were very comfortable, and have plenty of range of movement.

If you don't want to have to wear a seperate wrist guard under your gloves, Level is where its at!

Here is where I ordered mine from, and all the Level gloves they sell have the Biomex wrist protection built in. They even have ladies gloves too..

Protective Snowboarding Gloves: Buy now and avoid snowboarding injuries
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Do you wear wrist protection?

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nope I dont wear anything protective, thats what luck is for.
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Yes i use them and as a snowboard instructor i recommend everyone to do so.
A study in Sweden showed that out of a thousand days riding snowboarders will get injured three times (compared to one for skiers), 33% of these injuries are in the wrist area.
This means that by wearing wrist protection you will remove a third of your injuries.

Here is the study:
http://umu.diva-portal.org/smash/get...311/FULLTEXT01
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Good find Hellude! And that, my friends, is why I will almost always be wearing wrist protection when snowboarding. Especially when we have such awesome products as Level gloves to choose from.

To my way of thinking, its always better to have it, and not need it... then to need it, and not have it.
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Yes. Level Halfpipes with the bio-mex. I've used them 3 times so far and they have been great.
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