Roller Derby Wrist Guards
So you want wrist guards? Good idea. Guarding those wrists! They aren’t much good all broken and busted!
So what do you need to know before you go and get a pair (and you will need a pair – unless your dog has eaten one of them and then you will only need one – but you;ll have to buy a pair! – I don’t make the rules).
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So we have quick user guide to wrist guards and what you need to look for.
Many thanks for Nads for this info! Much Derby Love!
Wrist Guards – (COMPULSORY as per WFTDA /MRDA rules)
Wrist guards are a pretty important piece of kit. When falling over, we do tend to instinctively put our hands out to try to land or simply to right our balance. If it weren’t for wrist guards, I truly believe that snapped wrists and broken hands would be very common in the Roller Derby world. These would also have strong everyday life repercussions, too. How would you text, use a computer, or carry your shopping? Thankfully, wrist guards are cheaper than elbow pads and you want to invest in a wrist guard that has a hard plastic insert under the wrist joint, flowing to the base of the palm. Again, make sure all the kit you purchase is made for and certified for Skate use.
Try the usual pad-making manufacturers mentioned in the above sections for a decent pair of wrist guards.
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