I never wore wrist guards till this season, can't afford to be hurt as far as work goes. Bought a pair of level gloves with biomex. Hated them at first, made myself wear them tho and got used to them, sort of. Rode for 7 hours yesterday and ran into an old riding buddy I hadn't seen in 2 years, we really pushed each other, had numerous bails, a couple pretty nasty ones. Today my right wrist hurts so bad I can hardly lift a gallon of milk with it, but its not broke. I'm sold now. They are a lot less uncomfortable than broken bones.