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Old 12-20-2010, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just a follow up to my thread about the Level HalPipe gloves, and watching the skinny leather gloves posted recently.
I feel most people would say: use it at the beginning, then dont when your level improve.
But dont you think it's always safer to have it?
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i use to wear them, but now i dont i guess better safe than sorry but there ridiculously uncomfortable
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:11 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Never without. My current gloves have this shim at the top (Burton) and for me it never really gets in the way. Of course I can't bend my wrists back as I could without... But thats the friggen point.

The argument of "It limits my mobility" is bullshit. Same goes for back protectors. There is no movement you can't do with one on.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:42 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just a follow up to my thread about the Level HalPipe gloves, and watching the skinny leather gloves posted recently.
I feel most people would say: use it at the beginning, then dont when your level improve.
But dont you think it's always safer to have it?
Answer to question in thread title: yes.
Answer to last question: yes.

I wear wrist guards under my gloves. They don't affect my riding in the slightest. Putting on the guards takes about 15-30 seconds per hand. Pulling on my gloves over the guards takes about 15-30 sec. longer per hand than it would take without the guards. Total investment of time, for both hands combined: 1 to 2 minutes.
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Old 12-20-2010, 01:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I wear a dakine wrist guard on my left hand, which is my rear hand...it's the only one I continually have a problem with because I'm always putting it out to stop my falls.

It's a little uncomfortable at first but I've been wearing it for a few years now and I don't ever realize I'm wearing it.

Since I started wearing it I've only had one hard fall that tweaked my wrist but it would have been much worse had I not been wearing it.
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After a few years of riding, I still wear wrist guards. I don't find them uncomfortable and in the 1 in a 1,000,000 chance that I need them and don't have them.... It's always better to be safe than sorry.
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Just a follow up to my thread about the Level HalPipe gloves, and watching the skinny leather gloves posted recently.
I feel most people would say: use it at the beginning, then dont when your level improve.
But dont you think it's always safer to have it?
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I have thought about getting em, but i never have actually done it. Feel once on my wrist the first time i went snowboarding, and after that i learned how to fall, and i haven't hit my wrist since, but i still might get a pair of wrist gaurds
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Old 12-20-2010, 03:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I didn't wear them when I started and I believe Im very lucky I didn't bust one of them. I still don't wear them but I did buy a pair for my girl when she started and I have that feeling that I should wear them this season..so Im going to find them and stuff them in a pocket so I have them.
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i learned how to fall
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