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Old 01-21-2012, 03:32 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yeah it is one of those lose/lose situations. I just always put it out there so people don't think that wearing wrist guards will prevent them from breaking something 100% of the time.
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Yeah it is one of those lose/lose situations. I just always put it out there so people don't think that wearing wrist guards will prevent them from breaking something 100% of the time.
Very true! I guess if you want to be 100%, stay in the lodge or invest in some type of bubble.

The wrist guards I'm using dig into my hands when I fall, and that sucks enough that I'm learning how to fall better so I don't land on my hands. A bit Pavlovian but it works!
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[QUOTE=forestfalcon;470644]My second time EVER snowboarding, I was even in a lesson, I broke my wrist. Both my radius and ulnar styloid snapped. I recall saying that morning that I wasn't going to take my wrist guards because I didn't like fighting with them to get my gloves on over it... I will always and forever wear wrist guards. Asking your then new boyfriend to help you shave because you are in a cast up to your shoulder is motivation enough...

was ur cast really up to ur shoulder?! i probably fractured my wrist last weekend.


this is the soft cast they put me in until i get another X-ray
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yep, up to my freaking shoulder. At the Breck ER, they put it up to my elbow, then the bone doc put a cast OVER THAT ONE up to my shoulder. His reasoning was that if you can move your elbow, your wrist inherently moves too, and it was a closed redux, so movement would have been bad...he put the damn thing over the first cast to not risk damaging anything during the removal. All in all it felt like it weighed 90 pounds!

Good luck at the doctor! Hope you heal fast!
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I wear wrist guards and so does my son.... I typically pull hands upnwhen falling but I'm sure they have saved a couple of broken wrists. They didn't save my leg on Tuesday either, wth
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Old 01-22-2012, 02:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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My wife broke her radius last year on 1-30-11...this was her first time on a snowboard, and it was at the bottom of the hill near the lift line. Because of this we both wear wrist guards now. This year she broke it again NYE weekend, while wearing a wrist guard. I didn't care for the ones we bought at the time, because I felt they allowed for too much movement. The Level gloves with the integrated guards seem to look like the best option. So we will be getting them before our next time out. The bottom line is regardless of what protective equipment you decide to wear, you still need to know how to fall.
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Quit putting your hands down...... Fall on your ass cheeks, not right in the middle, ass stinger!
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:58 PM   #18 (permalink)
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learning how to fall properly is 100% better than wearing wrist gaurds.
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Old 01-23-2012, 12:04 AM   #19 (permalink)
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I remember reading about some wrist guards on these forums last year that were highly recommended. They were made of a softer material that actually had some give, not just a rigid piece of plastic. I will see if I can find them.
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learning how to fall properly is 100% better than wearing wrist gaurds.
Agreed.

I have never worn wrist guards but I do wrap one of my wrists (the right) with one of those soft sport brace wraps. Got it for when my wrist was tweaked from work (I use my hands a lot) and I wanted to support it while riding. I liked the support so much that I continue to use it. Idk that it offers much protection, but it is supportive. I've been meaning to get another for my left wrist.
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