Flexmeter is exclusive patented wrist guard. All wrist mobility permised, dorsal choc absorption. For snow or inline sports.
Flexmeter Snow, the first effective wrist protection for snowboarding!
Flexmeter Snow assures protection, while allowing full mobility of your wrists.
Flexmeter Snow has been designed by physicians, engineers and trauma specialists, specifically for snowboarding. Flexmeter is a dorsal protection worn on the back of the wrist which disperses initial impact loads up the forearm by transfering the energy.
Flexmeter was design to respect the anatomical shape of the wrist; it follows its shape and outline.
Flexmeter snow allows normal mobility of the wrist for ease of usage, as opposed to the protection commonly used by snowboarders, that are actually designed for in-line skating. The skate-type guards are inappropriate and dangerous because they are too short, too stiff and they do not protect the wrists. Fractures are more severe when wearing these devices.
The way snowboarders fall is well known: It is a hard landing on the heel of the hand. The wrist goes into hyperextension and compression, resulting in a fracture of the distal radius.
With Flexmeter Snow, the hands and fingers are precluded from being outstretched and are therefore not subject to reverse extension injury.
95,000 wrist fractures are caused by snowboard falls each winter season throughout the world. The fracture is almost always located on the lower extreme part of the radius, just above the wrist joint.
More than 50% of teen snowboard injuries are wrist fractures. Flexmeter, with its Hytrel (by Du Pont) protection, enables the hyperextension of the wrist and absorbs compression forces.
Scientific studies has shown the effectiveness of Flexmeter in reducing the risk of wrist injuries in snowboarding. Wrist fractures have been diminished by 67% in a group of snowboarders wearing Flexmeter protectors, compare to a group wearing no protection.
The Flexmeter product line includes a choice of:
- Single protection
- Double protection (one splint above the wrist, one under the wrist)
- Gloves and mitts with immovable wrist protection