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How to Choose Longboard Wrist Guards

Longboarding wrist guards are an important piece of longboarding protective gear. One of the most common injuries in longboarding 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 longboard wrist guards.

What Type of Longboard Wrist Guards Do You Need?

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


           Sliding                  Protective                   Wrist                                    Anti                        Wrist
              Gloves                    Gloves                      Guards                               Gloves                     Braces

Longboard Protective Sliding Gloves
  • This is basically what you want/need for longboarding.
  • Leather gloves with knuckle padding and hard plastic disks to slide across the street with.
  • These protect and help with balance as well as bring you the ultimate experience in longboarding. It's what you do it for right? Get low, be one with the concrete, the motion.
Longboard Wrist Guard Protective Gloves
  • This type of protective longboard wrist guard protects your fingers with short-finger gloves.
  • These also protect the palm, back of the hand and the wrist.
Standard Longboard 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 longboarding safety protection as the longboard gloves, but without finger protection.
Longboard 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.
Longboard Wrist Support Braces
  • A support brace much like a standard longboard 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.

Longboard 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 longboarding 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 longboard wrist guard that offers you the highest level of longboard 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 Longboard Protective Gloves and Wrist Guards

Longboard wrist guards are relatively inexpensive, even those with protective longboard gloves. Expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $60, 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 longboard protective gear?

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

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