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Many of you know I broke my wrist not too long ago after a 9bot1 fall (my own fault, not that of the 9bot ), but I was wearing wrist protection, specifically 187 Killer wrist guards (Derby Wrist). I am wondering if anyone else has suffered significant injuries to their wrists, either a break or bad sprain after using wrist protection, and what brand/model of wrist protection that was. The fall could have occurred as a result of EUC, skateboard, motocross, whatever. I'm interested in what works and what doesn't. I do know that protective gear is not a guarantee of non-injury, but I am interested in what may be the least and most effective designs for wrist protection. Likewise, if you took a particularly nasty spill where you thought your wrist guards saved you from a broken bone or bones, add your comments as well. It's going to be quite a while before I can ride again, so I have plenty of time to work on my repeat injury prevention plan!
I bought some wrist guards finally, because I am a guitar player and I can't keep taking chances with my hands. So I purchased my wrist guards, typical standard ones and as soon as I tried the first trick they forced me on to my elbow instead. With basic stiff wrist guards you can cause a fracture further up the arm as well some finger injuries. I found these, they're $30. I wanted these but they go up so high and most of all they are about $65. Fractures further up the arm are a real hazard with the typical style. So this could be the ticket. Not sure. This is the footage of me falling onto my elbow.