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Old 01-23-2012, 01:12 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I agree that learning how to fall properly is key, but I still wear wrist guards for those "just in case moments". I'd really recommend buying legitimate snowboarding wrist guards. They usually have some give to ,them(both Burton and Level gloves have very good wrist guards built in to them), as opposed to the hard plastic snowboarding wrist guards, which could probably cause some weird arm breaks if you fell hard on them. I didn't wear wrist guards for my first 5 or so years of snowboarding, then one year I caught my edge going off of a kicker and had to choose between my neck and my wrists. Well my natural instincts kicked in and and I chose to put my hands down, sprained one wrist, and broke the other in a very strange way requiring a surgery and a screw to be put in. 5 years of falling on my ass the correct way(fists clenched, hands up and in front of me), and I STILL managed to break my wrist snowboarding . I decided that I was going to use wrist guards just in case, and haven't looked back since.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:10 AM   #22 (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.
Are you talking about the Flexmeters? I had some regular wrist guards, got the Flexmeters, and they feel much better. I'd highly recommend them.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #23 (permalink)
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The name does seem to ring a bell and after looking up a pic I am pretty confident that they are what I was talking about. I really just remember the guard part being blue which these are.
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Old 01-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #24 (permalink)
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I wear wrist guards too. I know you're supposed to fall correctly and not put your hands down. Sometimes it just happens so fast you forget. I'm glad I wear wrist guards because I've landed pretty hard a few times and I'm sure they've saved me some broken wrists.
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Old 01-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Cool. Mine are actually black - so if you order them, don't be surprised!

But yeah - that Snowboard Secrets site that comes up when you search for them is where I got 'em. Looks kinda sketchy but legit.
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Old 01-26-2012, 09:57 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Hm, I should switch to flexmeters or something like that
I have old hard plastic ones.. probably not so good
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:09 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Once again, the problem with older style wrist guards is they take the impact of the force and allow it to be concentrated higher on the arm which usually causing your arm to break rather than your wrist.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:21 PM   #28 (permalink)
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Falling properly is definitely a way to avoid wrist injuries...

however...i find that if im about to take a big spill...panic kicks in and its more reactionary than anything...haha.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Of course proper falling is the best tactic to use, but so is trying to not get into a car accident. Wrist guards come into play after you have been unsuccessful trying to fall correctly.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:03 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I don't understand... why don't you just make fists??

wrists should NOT be breaking...
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