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How to Choose Skateboard Wrist Guards

Skateboarding wrist guards are an important piece of skateboarding protective gear. One of the most common injuries in skateboarding is to the wrist since the hand and arm are most always extended to break ones fall and the wrists are the only thing there to take the brunt of the impact. Be sure and see AllSportProtection's selection skateboard wrist guards.

What Type of Skateboard Wrist Guards Do You Need?

How you determine your needs as to skateboarding wrist safety is dictated by the aggressiveness of your skateboarding style and your desire to learn new tricks and do some sick a stunts.

Skateboard wrist guards come in four basic designs:

           

S-One Damage Control           Triple Eight                               187                         Triple Eight
         Wrist Brace                      Anti Glove                          Wrist Guards               Hired Hands

Skateboard Wrist Support Braces
  • A support brace much like a standard skateboard wrist guard without the hard plastic slide plate on the outside. They are stiff, formed exactly like a typical wrist guard and will protect in a crash but are more for support of a previous injury as opposed to the one you are trying to prevent - either way it does the job.
Skateboard Wrist Guards, The Anti Glove
  • This type of protective wrist guards only offer wrist protection, with Kevlar padding that support the wrist and prevent them from bending too far back or to one side.
  • These do not help protect your palm or your fingers and are perfect for someone who wants very light wrist protection.
Standard Skateboard Wrist Guards
  • These are the most common type of wrist guard.
  • They have splints that curve from your wrist to your palm and back of hand.
  • These provide the same skateboarding safety protection as the skateboard gloves, but without finger protection.
Skateboard Wrist Guard Protective Gloves
  • This type of protective skateboard wrist guard protects your fingers with short-finger gloves.
  • These also protect the palm, back of the hand and the wrist.

Skateboard Wrist Guard Splint Material

The splints in wrist guards, sometimes called battens or disks, are the hard pieces of plastic on the front and back of the wrist guard that provides support to the wrist. Splints are made of metal, carbon fiber, plastic, or hard foam.

Determining which material is best for you depends on how strong or how flexible you want your skateboarding wrist guard.
  • Metal is strong, but not very flexible.
  • Plastic is more flexible, but may allow more deflection during an impact.
  • A Kevlar pad or brace offers support more then it will protect in a direct impact to the wrist.
Based on how hard you expect to fall, choose a skateboard wrist guard that offers you the highest level of skateboard protective gear you can get. Being aggressive and doing more tricks, then go for the metal. Not as aggressive and more into finesse, then plastics work great. Pretty much got it down or are protecting your wrist from a previous injury, choose a support brace wrist guard.

The Cost of Skateboard Protective Gloves and Wrist Guards

Skateboard wrist guards are relatively inexpensive, even those with protective skateboard gloves. Expect to pay anywhere from $10 to $50, depending on their individual features, such as whether or not a wrist guard includes dorsal, in back of, wrist protection and the type of splint material.

Need help with AllSportProtection's top-rated selection of skateboard protective gear?

Call and chat with one of our service pros at 800-766-7269. They can help you figure out which piece of skateboard protective gear will suit you best.

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