Top 3 Reasons: Why Use Snowboard Wrist Guards
Snowboard crashes are...well...violent. Skiers often "tumble" in yard sale fashion. But when you crash while boarding, it's usually with a harsh impact to the ground. Catch a toe side edge? You're going down - face first. Catch a heal side edge? Tailbone impact - here we come. Either way, you're natural instincts are to reach down and try to break your fall with your hands. This puts your hands and wrists in significant danger, and is why wrist injuries are common in snowboarding.
Don't wait until you hurt your wrist. Protect yourself now by wearing good quality and proven effective snowboard wrist guards. Why? Read on...
The Top 3 Reasons to Wear Snowboard Wrist Guards:
- HIGH FREQUENCY INJURY. Nearly 40% of all snowboarding injuries are to the wrist, making wrist injuries the most frequent snowboard injury. Don't believe this? Read this article from Telluride Medical Center - specialist who see snowboard injuries first hand every day.
- CAN BE PREVENTED. Many different studies have proven the effectiveness of wrist guards in reducing snowboard wrist injuries. Don't believe this either? Then check out these studies:
- American Journal of Epidemiology "The Effect of Wrist Guard Use on Upper-Extremity Injuries to Snowboarders"
- The American Journal of Sports Medicine "The Effect of Wrist Guards on Bone Strain in the Distal Forearm"
- The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery "Reduction of Severe Wrist Injuries in Snowboarding by an Optiimized Wrist Protection Device: A Prospective Randomized Trial".
- DOESN'T HAVE TO BE A HASSLE OR UNCOMFORTABLE. An inexpensive pair of snowboard wrist guards that fit underneath your gloves will cost you less than $25. Even better, you can get a proven / well designed wrist protection system built into your snowboard gloves and not have to even think about separate guards and gloves.
Confidence and Peace of Mind
Gain peace of mind and confidence won the mountain by outfitting yourself with a proven snowboard wrist protection system. If your chosen profession requires manual dexterity and you'll be "out of work" in a cast (orthopedic surgeon, concert pianist, software developer - nearly all jobs), or if you simply don't want to sit out 8-12 weeks of the snow season - wearing a good quality snowboard wrist guard reduces risk and gives you peace of mind.
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