Snowboarding wristguards review and compare

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  • Updated:26 Jun 2007
 

03.Profiles

The best

Rac Wrist Support

Price $35 Rac wrist support

Good points

  • The most protective wristguard and the best for beginners.
  • Support splints on top and bottom of wrist.
  • Fan-shaped support on palm to spread the impact.
  • Left- and right-hand guards identified.
  • Durable splints with good length of support.
  • Worn over gloves (this protects the gloves and helps keep them dry).

Bad points

  • Bulky and unattractive.
  • Not commonly sold in shops.

Dakine Wristguard

Price $33 Dakin wristguard

Good points

  • Fan-shaped support on palm to spread the impact.
  • Left- and right-hand guards identified.
  • Range of sizes available.
  • Good fit.
  • Compact (so would fit easily under most gloves).

Bad points

  • No support splint on top (back) of hand.
  • Palm splint fairly rigid and so may split with wear.
  • Neoprene fabric may become sweaty.

 

The rest

Dakine Nova Wristguard Glove

Price: $90

Good points

Convenient built-in guard.
Fan-shaped support on palm to spread the impact.
Left- and right-hand guards identified.
Range of sizes available.


Bad points

  • Palm support doesn't sit in the right place.
  • No support splint on top (back) of the hand.
  • Must be fitted tightly around the wrist for support.

Seirus Internal Wristguard Jam Master Exo

Price: $50

Good points

  • Left and right hand identified.
  • Range of sizes available.
  • Fan-shaped support on palm to spread the impact.
  • Breathable material.
  • Resists wrist extension.

Bad points

  • Sizing is too general.
  • Length of splint too long and is uncomfortable on wrist bone.
 

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