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My latest addition to my helmet, knee and elbow guards are these Triple 8 wrist guards.

Not the top of the line as posted elsewhere, but they feel good. I've been wearing them for a few weeks.

I have the medium, as I wanted a tight fit, and they are tight.  No room for even my thinnest gloves.

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I've been bigging up Triple 8 for so long people probably think I'm on the Triple 8 payroll.

They are EXCELLENT. I have the Hired Hands, which are the gloved version. Their sizes (for the Hired Hands at least) are indeed weird. I have small skinny hands and the medium is really tight. They're available on Amazon......so yeah go a size bigger than your usual when buying from this company.

 

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I almost got those. I like the 3 straps on the ones I got, feels really secure. 

I think I could have gone with large, but still not sure my thin gloves would have made it in.

Knowing most falls have you land on your palms (from experience while learning, I scraped up one palm nicely), and having had a car pull out and front of me this month causing a bit of a strain on my wrist (taking more than a month to heal...still feeling it), I had to get these.

 

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10 minutes ago, Circuitmage said:

Knowing most falls have you land on your palms

 

Absolutely. I'm constantly surprised by some people on the forum/youtube. When I see pics of them on their eucs they've taken the trouble to wear a helmet and elbow/knee pads but they've either got nothing on their wrists or they are using orthopaedic style wrist supports (i.e. the kind you get to support your arm/wrist AFTER an injury. In other words they're not wearing any shock/impact splint protection.

Unlike a bicycle your hand(s) are free and so it seems to me 9/10 times your wrists are ground-zero when/if an accident occurs. 

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Just to add another data-point, I have Triple 8 Hired Hands and am not as enthusiastic about them.  I read the reviews and they said to go one size up, but in retrospect I should have stayed true-to-size.  Maybe that's why I'm not as impressed with them; they don't fit me that well.  I'm going to get the Flexmeters when I can find a pair reasonably priced.

What I like about the Hired Hands is that they have the palm-skid protection.  I completely agree with everyone else about the importance of wrist guards, generally. 

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I started out with a pair of tripple 8's which worked good and protected me in many falls while I was learning.

I then upgraded to my Flexmeters once I bought my ACM and began traveling at faster speeds.

Most of my trail rides are NOT casual and I now always travel at 25-30mph.

Because of this I wear much protection Always like Religion, Helmet, wrist guards, gloves,

elbo & knee pads, shin guards, padded shorts and shirt, Hockey Shoulder pads, Rib protector.

The way I ride is safe, but IF I were to fall I could be hurt very badly so again I wear a Ton of protective gear as I take this hobbies risks very seriously.

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19 minutes ago, Steven D Wheeler said:

Because of this I wear much protection Always like Religion, Helmet, wrist guards, gloves,

Do you pour the holy water over the tire or the whole machine? 😂

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1 hour ago, Steven D Wheeler said:

Most of my trail rides are NOT casual and I now always travel at 25-30mph.

Have you seen this video?  He uses full protection also and rides very fast.  https://youtu.be/RAWJemIHCMo

 

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i have this pair they look very simular to yours

but the question is... How good are these kinds of wirstguards against high speeds...:ph34r:

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Confirmed now. Slow rolling fall straight down on my hands, these guards worked well.

The one that had the most weight on it now has a small gash on the plastic palm guard. 

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Update: Since this fall, I noticed it had a very small tear in the velco that was holding the top plate on. It has slowly grown to tearing half way down the top leaving a large gap on the side.

It looks repairable, with some minor sewing effort, however I have decided to upgrade.

Good wrist braces, but you get what you pay for...may be only good for 1 or 2 falls.

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6 hours ago, Circuitmage said:

Update: Since this fall, I noticed it had a very small tear in the velco that was holding the top plate on. It has slowly grown to tearing half way down the top leaving a large gap on the side.

It looks repairable, with some minor sewing effort, however I have decided to upgrade.

Good wrist braces, but you get what you pay for...may be only good for 1 or 2 falls.

I can say my Demon Flexmeter double sided D30 is something I recommend.

They saved me on my flat landing on my backpack and buttom, as I managed to take some impact off with my arms. I never had any pains in my wrist. Lower back and butts cheeks a totally different matter.

https://demonsnow.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=337

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53 minutes ago, Unventor said:

I can say my Demon Flexmeter double sided D30 is something I recommend.

They saved me on my flat landing on my backpack and buttom, as I managed to take some impact off with my arms. I never had any pains in my wrist. Lower back and butts cheeks a totally different matter.

https://demonsnow.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=337

I have those, as well as others.  I like them, I think I saw them recommended by someone else here on the forums.  I've had good luck with less expensive ones also, but don't want to push my luck.  If I'm going to be on my slower vehicles I will still use some off the others at times.

 

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15 hours ago, Unventor said:

I can say my Demon Flexmeter double sided D30 is something I recommend.

They saved me on my flat landing on my backpack and buttom, as I managed to take some impact off with my arms. I never had any pains in my wrist. Lower back and butts cheeks a totally different matter.

https://demonsnow.com/store/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=337

Wait, you wear them on your bottom? :lol:

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1 hour ago, Circuitmage said:

Wait, you wear them on your bottom? :lol:

I would have loved to...But no I don't. I used my arms to break the impact force. So my arms, elbows and due to this my wrist guards took some of the impact. As my elbow guards slided up my arms they didn't help as much as I had hoped. But the inside puck show clearly that my hands and wrist would feel VERY different had I not worn these.

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I have 4 different pairs of wrist guards and the triple 8's are my favorite by far.   I like having a single strap and they breath well.

I've had a cutout with them on and they did great.  No wrist pain, very slight busing on the palm of my hand.   I usually only wear the right hand because I always roll that way.  From all my wrecks (slow motorcycle, bikes, snowboards, etc...) I always hit the right side of my body.   when I did my faceplant, I didn't even have a left guard on and there wasn't a single scratch on that hand... all the impact went on my right and into the wrist guard. 

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Interesting observation. 

It was my right hand that took the brunt of the fall with my wrist guard. And, in my one and only motorcycle accident a long long time ago...it was the right side of most of my body that took the brunt of the damage). I suspect I am reacting similarly.

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 I’m wondering if good quality motorcycle gloves is a better choice for protecting your hands, since wrist guards don’t protect  your fingers ? I wore good quality wrist guards in my crash, but I still broke my little finger  😖

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19 hours ago, Wense said:

 I’m wondering if good quality motorcycle gloves is a better choice for protecting your hands, since wrist guards don’t protect  your fingers ? I wore good quality wrist guards in my crash, but I still broke my little finger  😖

Better to break a finger than your wrist. I speak from experience. If you break your scaphoid like I did, it means surgery and months with your arm in a cast. Now I wear the best wrist protection I've found, Demon Flexmeters. 

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On 8/14/2018 at 11:16 AM, Unventor said:
On 8/14/2018 at 9:55 AM, Circuitmage said:

Wait, you wear them on your bottom? :lol:

I would have loved to...But no I don't.

I wear G-Form Pro-X Padded Compression Shorts for bottom protection (alternating with EVS Technical UnderGear 'TUG Shorts').

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These have cocyxc (tailbone) protection, but I'm a big guy and I sometimes think I need more padding in that area. (Then again, I guess it's heavily padded already...)

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D30 Azzpadz would be ideal, but I also like the side padding I get with the protective shorts I already wear.

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Perhaps something like these Triple 8 Bumsavers or Tortoise Pads (might require larger pants). Also, speaking of tortoise pads...

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