Post subject: Level biomex user convince me! Posted: Apr 11, 2012 - 01:37 PM
First post: Feb 23, 2012
Total posts: 32
My level biomex (network) have just arrived and I'm really not sure about them. I strapped them on and they feel fine, the Velcro strap fastens right across the back of my wrist reducing mobility an bit. However when I tried gently falling on them (lounge carpet) they felt really uncomfortable. They seem really hard and unforgiving, not sure how this is going to protect my wrist. The metal rivet leaves an imprint.
I bought a S/M based on measuring my hand and they feel like they are the correct size. I'm just really not convinced, tempted to return them. Feel like I'm never going to get this wrist thing sorted. I have already returned a pair of demon wrist guards, I tried the red ones and although comfy couldn't find a single pair of gloves that fitted over them. Now the level ones don't seem right. Any suggestions?
Post subject: RE: Level biomex user convince me! Posted: Apr 11, 2012 - 03:13 PM
First post: Jan 21, 2011
Total posts: 370
I've had no trouble fitting the Dakine wrist guards I've had for years under gloves. Saying that I have tiny hands so think I only needed to go up to a medium glove size to have room to get them on.
Post subject:Posted: Apr 13, 2012 - 06:14 PM
First post: Dec 03, 2007
Total posts: 699
I started off with a set of Dainesse wrist guards. They were a solid piece of plastic and were really uncomfortable.
I then moved onto the RED ones. I found them pretty comfy - but as you've already discovered - getting gloves to fit was tricky. I tried several types of gloves, but usually ended up with XL mitts which were far too big - but the only ones that fit over.
After a couple of years of them, I got a pair of Level Halfpipe Mitts (by this time I was so used to mitts, I actually prefer them!). I find them comfy and non restrictive. They make my life much easier as I only need to take off one thing rather than a mitt and a wrist guard. I've used them for 3 seasons now, and they're still in perfect condition. I'd definitely recommend them... however, if they're not comfy, I think you maybe have the wrong size?
Post subject:Posted: Apr 13, 2012 - 08:16 PM
First post: Feb 23, 2012
Total posts: 32
Too small? Finger length etc seems fine.the biomex thing seems big if anything. It's just the strap on the glove that makes them really uncomfortable as when I bend my wrist it digs in. Also the biomex is very hard on the hand, the rivet would leave an imprint if I fell.
Post subject:Posted: Apr 14, 2012 - 07:44 AM
First post: Oct 11, 2004
Total posts: 4926
i always wear knee, sometimes arse & back and occasionally elbow protection.... but never felt the need for wrist guards.
In fact when I learnt (in about '95) i was advised against it, as was told that strengthing the wrists leads to more chance of collar bone injuries.....
that said i was taught to fall as part of my early lessons.... landing on forearms, tucking into a ball and taking the hit, folding your arms in etc etc
In 18 years, (mostly on dendex) i've broken ribs, ripped knee caps, bruised cocyx, sliced open shins and numerous other flesh wounds.... but never (touch wood) hurt my wrists..... so i've always been of the opinion that wrist guards, bi-mech gloves etc are all a big marketting swizz............... but hey maybe I've just been lucky..or stupid
I've decided to return them. I think using them will cause a lot of discomfort as I have to get up a lot and each time I use my hands it is really uncomfortable. I will practice tucking my arms in. Although I try never to land with my arms straight out, but bent so they absorb the force.
Post subject:Posted: Apr 15, 2012 - 09:55 AM
First post: Apr 20, 2008
Total posts: 9566
Location: BANSKO ..........Bulgaria
I personally dont like wrist guard some do , personally like trying not to bail and if i do roll and tuck .... best of luck
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