When you skateboard, cycle, or simply walk down an icy path during winter, the most instinctual thing you do when you wipe-out is to stick your hand out to break your fall. And, as common as not, you do just that. You break your fall by breaking your wrist. Hence, this is why protecting your wrists with a pair of skateboard wrist guards is very important.
Protective Skateboard Gloves With Wrist Guards
Standard Skateboard Wrist Guards
These splints can be made of metal, carbon fiber, plastic, or a hard foam. Deciding on how much protection you want, versus how much flexibility you want, will determine which material is best for you. Metal is strong, but not very flexible. Plastic is more flexible, but may allow more deflection during an impact. Based on how hard you expect to fall, choose a skate wrist guard that offers you the highest level of skateboard protective gear you can get. Doing aggressive tricks and moves? Go for metal. Not as aggressive and more into finesse, then plastics work great.
After hard use or a big crash, the splints may break, become scratched and rather ugly. If the design allows it, you can purchase replacement splints and get your guards looking good again for only a few bucks!
The good news is that skate wrist guards are relatively inexpensive, even those equipped with protective skate gloves. Expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $50, depending on features, such as wrist guard upper and splint material.
SportsProtective.com, formerly known as XSportsProtective.com, is the original protective gear store founded in 2004. We are now part of B2C Ventures, Inc., an ORR Corporation company. Since 1948, ORR's mission has been to protect people, property and the environment. B2C Ventures is dedicated to making your after-work pursuits safe and enjoyable.
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