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Old 03-31-2013, 03:02 AM   #41 (permalink)
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thanks man for info so you say that single sided is enough and double wont help much on snow?
I have the double sided and think it does provide some cushioning/additional stabilization. How much that helps in extra injury prevention - who knows...
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by the way single sided is possible to wear under standard gloves? or i need some special flex meter gloves? i used L size gloves for snowboarding but i think it will be to small with flexmeter wrist guard.
The double sided is very bulky, you need much wider gloves. The single sided will still need pretty wide gloves...
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:08 PM   #42 (permalink)
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I wear dainese hector wrist guards every time I snowboard. Dainese and Flexmeter are probably the best wrist guards on the market.



They mainly limit bending the hand back, but also limit bending forward and side to side. They are more flexible than typical rollerblade wrist guards which tend to limit wrist movement too much. There are no pressure points, which means it would take a very nasty fall to injure wrists with these wristguards on. They seem superior to many gloves with built in wrist guards (the plastic part there is often too short and too hard). They are offered also in dainese gloves, but I wouldn't buy those as gloves may get cut or burnt (if you smoke ) and may need to be replaced.

They are made of plastic and neprene. New gloves will probably be needed, I found Burton gloves perfect for them.

Its important to get the correct size. Dainese have a size guide on their website. Choose the nearest size, if too small, exchange for bigger. I wear size M and have normal hands. Males with large hands will need L, women probably S. For the hand on the image the wrist guard doesn't seem to be a good fit - it seems to be too large. The neoprene part has to fit around the hand like a glove with no space around it.

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+ excellent protection. If you injure yourself while wearing these, you better switch to skiing

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- difficult to to put on/off, which means you will have to put them on in the morning and wear them all day, also for lunch
- neoprene may irritate skin due to overheating and lack of breathability. In my case skin gets irritated after I take them off, but applying Nivea body milk solves the problem.

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I wear level/biomex every day. I have had the same gloves for 3 full seasons.... 132 days this season so far. They finally tore about 50 days ago but I keep using them.

The are very comfortable. I have taken some really hard spills with them, probably would have broken a wrist or two without them....

Get any of the guards mentioned here. Whatever your comfortable with. Any protection is better than none....
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Old 04-12-2013, 05:22 PM   #44 (permalink)
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Hey guys,

Eventually bought flex meter as red that when you fall down its not so painfull as with biomex (level) by the way bought one sided L size now need gloves wonder best mitten or
Digitated gloves?

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7...0404195718.jpg


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Hey guys,

Eventually bought flex meter as red that when you fall down its not so painfull as with biomex (level) by the way bought one sided L size now need gloves wonder best mitten or
Digitated gloves?

http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/7...0404195718.jpg regards

Mittens fit easier. Get something like the Dakine Titan. Very durable, warm, waterproof, and cheap at end of season sales.

You probably want a draw strap like on the Titan, and you definitely don't want gloves/mittens with elastic cuffs. Those won't work for you.

EDIT: For myself, I didn't even have to change size with my Dakine Titans. Medium without Flexy's, medium with Flexy's. That said, it probably depends on how your hands fit in the gloves; eg some people fill out a medium moreso than others. Also note, you do have to be careful when putting on your gloves, as some people have problems tearing the liner. I've never had that problem, as I just take care in putting on my gloves. It's not hard at all after a while and becomes automatic.

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Great to see you got a pair!

So do you plan on using them next season, or do you live south of the equator and winter is only just coming up for you now?
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Great to see you got a pair!

So do you plan on using them next season, or do you live south of the equator and winter is only just coming up for you now?


Hey if you talk about me then I will use it next season in swiss alps: )

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so you recommend http://www.evo.com/imgp/1500/59559.Image.1.jpg right?
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Hey if you talk about me then I will use it next season in swiss alps: )

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so you recommend http://www.evo.com/imgp/1500/59559.Image.1.jpg right?
Those look like the ones. A great budget mitten. So warm. They come with liners than I only end up using about once a season.
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Those look like the ones. A great budget mitten. So warm. They come with liners than I only end up using about once a season.


Great, wonder that they will fit my wrist guards also was wondering about Travis rice mitten
Travis Rice Collection 11/12 Quiksilver Snow - YouTube
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Great, wonder that they will fit my wrist guards also was wondering about Travis rice mitten
Travis Rice Collection 11/12 Quiksilver Snow - YouTube
You don't want the TRice if you are going to use the flexmeters. You see that elastic on the inside of the right glove in this shot? That elastic is going to make it a royal pain in the ass to get the glove over the flexmeters. You don't want elastic.

That's why I reco'd the Titans. No elastic, only a wrist cinch. So you can have a nice snug fit AFTER you get them over the flexmeters.
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