"Pro-Designed are the only wrist guards I will wear. Doing a lot of Berts, it still takes a looooong time to wear out Pro-Designed splints on the wrist guard. Other brands, I can go through a splint in two weeks. Plus, occasionally falling onto the…"
"I wear them. I had an old set of leather Rectors I replaced with the pro-designed. I've heard people say they can cause a more serious arm injury by transferring the stress to the arm but I think that's crap. I did try putting mine over…"
"Thanks!!! That's exactly what I needed to hear right now. I'm about to buy new wrist guards and I've been very hesitant to pay like two or three times what regular wrist guards cost. But an old school vert skater that run a web show…"
"Wrist guards represent no road rash on the palms for me...my recent encounter would have gone much better if I would have had full gear on you can see my pics on my profile...no elbow pads left me realing for days. But as far as wrist guards go I am…"
"I've got a broken wrist right now. Broke it @ the Outlaw skate jam. I let my guard down, took off my wrist guards and went to "warmup" for the hybrid slalom race. I took a hard fall and broke my radius in 3 places @ the…"
"wear them if your wrist hurt easy..... i wait till i've jammed it to wear mine. ALSO take the piece of plastic out of the back it give you more flex wich is better. trust me it is. the palm piece is the key to protecting the wrist...."
"i broke a wrist a few years back and i pretty sure it could have been avoided if i was wearing guards.I swear by them.Now if they could only invent something that would protect your collar bone.I broke that last week cycling into work.OUCH!"
"I actually have pretty good short and long term disability plans with work... and the 3 weeks I had off with the broken elbow this summer was 'nice' to use... But if I didn't have the coverage I'd been at work at the desk banging…"
"I wear wrist guards and have since I started skating last year after I got tired of the bruises on my palms. I fall a lot and they absorb the impact and help prevent injury. I'm pretty good at falling, and fall from high points in the bowls…"
Same guy that told me I'd want some wrist guards when we talked about me getting back into skating at 40+ told me the exact same thing about Pro Designed gear.
He lives out near DC in Northern Va., and said he bought Pro-Designed pads…"
My wrist were always sprained, even though I always wear wrist guards. I even break the splints. Triple8, TSG, ProTec, 187, it didn't matter what brand, the splints never lasted more than 2-3 months before I'd fall &…"
"My crash was MINOR in the extreme. Came down a ramp and my 'manual' got out of control. Deboarded to run rather than fall, and couldn't quite sprint it out. Getting old and slow I guess! So down I went, knees to shoulder to chin! and…"
1979 Sims Superply, Indy's, Sims conicals... eyeballing the market for something fresh to give my old lady the break she deserves. Currently eyeballing the offerings of local Texas dudes Cockfight Skateboards.
Where do you live?
yelling at trains when they stop
My top three skateboarding influences:
Following the magazines Ty Page was bad ass, till the edgier dudes like Alva and Adams starting looking kick ass. But really it was daily skating with friends (mostly while living overseas as a military brat) friends who constantly pushed each other to learn something else less you get called a pussy. Pussy.
What was your first skateboard?
Rock hard deck with no griptape... clay wheels molded and fired in pits of hell...
What skate mags do you read?
Read? I just look at the pictures and ads!!!!
Are you sponsored? If so, please list your sponsors.
Personal checking account!
Do you use safety gear when you skate?
Only if required at a skatepark or contest
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