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Old 07-20-2014, 09:08 PM   #1
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wrist protectors?

Have any of you ever used wrist protectors while riding in the dirt?

I was out with a buddy this weekend and had a very minor spill. It was one of those slow speed odd landings and I tweaked a wrist just a bit. Not bad but enough to get me thinking.

I used to use wrist guards when rollerblading 15 years ago...and wonder, does that make sense? A quick web-search came up with several companies making them for motocross, etc.



EVS, 661, and a few others.

So, do any of you use wrist guards while riding?
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Old 07-20-2014, 09:29 PM   #2
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How much gear is too much gear? Where do you draw the line?

I wouldn't bother. Seems like it's going to fuck up your control of the bike more than help in all but a few specific crash scenarios.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:23 AM   #3
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wrist braces

Yep, every time I ride!.
Broke my wrist then immediately went out and bought a pair of these for me and a pair for my wifr.

They fit under gloves, allow full and easy use of the throttle and levers, never rub me and definitely stop hyper extension.

Not cheap, about $300 US, but are a copy of the CTI braces which are a lot more.

Only thing is I hated the lace, so removed it and glued on a couple of velcro wrap around straps which work much better

http://www.allsportdynamics.com/shop.htm

The ones I got are the "lacer"
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:31 AM   #4
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Yep, every time I ride!.
Broke my wrist then immediately went out and bought a pair of these for me and a pair for my wifr.

They fit under gloves, allow full and easy use of the throttle and levers, never rub me and definitely stop hyper extension.

Not cheap, about $300 US, but are a copy of the CTI braces which are a lot more.

Only thing is I hated the lace, so removed it and glued on a couple of velcro wrap around straps which work much better

http://www.allsportdynamics.com/shop.htm

The ones I got are the "lacer"
Dog, thanks for that.

Snow, some people argue a helmet is too much... I just went out with a set of Asterisk Knee Braces and was absolutely blown away by how well those things work. It had me wondering...if it could be done there then why couldn't it be done on the wrist? I'd have to think smart people would be able to design something that would work to limit extreme range of motion without impacting actual mobility.
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Old 07-21-2014, 12:47 AM   #5
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I WANT to wear my Asterisk braces but my god they hurt my shins with my MX boots on. I haven't found a solution so I'm going with regular shin guards. Sorry for the hijack...
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:26 AM   #6
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I/we/done now too, taped our wrists for FB & it helped. Why not for your MC purpose? Know how to do it & it's a simple matter.
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:54 AM   #7
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I broke my wrist in Nov (8.5 months ago), and it's still a little swollen and sore (and weak). My insurance paid the bulk of the price for an Allsport OH2 Speed brace, but I can't wear it when I ride. My hand gets numb so fast with the brace on (I've tried wearing it loose, but, what's the point?). Unfortunately, it's my throttle hand, and it gets numb regardless, since I broke it.
But, the brace lives in my backpack when I ride- just in case.
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Old 07-21-2014, 06:41 PM   #8
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http://www.coreproducts.com/reflex-wrist-support.html

I use these. Used Mtn biking and on my Husky. I feel they have saved me multiple times, more on the mtb I try not to crash the husky! Cost a helluva lot less than the others mentioned. Thin under the hand and not too bulky on around the wrist.
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Old 07-22-2014, 04:51 PM   #9
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Google EVS Wrister Gloves. I bought some after injuring my wrist. They don't offer as much protection as a real brace, but they do provide some support.
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