Wrist injuries are all-too-common to snowboarders, accounting for approximately 40% of all snowboarding injuries. Wrist guards for snowboarding can protect you when you catch a toe side or a heel side edge. We have an instinctive reaction to reach out and break a fall, but that puts your wrists in a dangerous position. Wrist guards for snowboarding have plastic or metal splints to provide extra support and help reduce the risk and severity of injury.
You've probably heard discussions about how snowboarding wrist guards simply transfer the force up your arm and cause forearm breaks. We've studied a lot of data and have seen no evidence to support this claim. The data we've seen show that wrist guards for snowboarding definitely reduce the rate of snowboard wrist injuries.
"The Best Snowboard Wrist Guards" are ones that you actually wear. Just like snowboard helmets, snowboard wrist protection only works if you wear it. So when customers ask us what are the best snowboard wrist guards, we begin by asking if they already own snowboard gloves.
Gear Guide - How to Choose Snowboard Protective Gloves and Snowboard Wrist Protection
If you have a specific question about protective snowboard wrist protection (or other snowboard protective gear), please call or email us. We're here for you. Spend less time shopping and more time enjoying snowboarding - and life.
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.