|: : my arm is healed! only 6 weeks before i can sk8. wont start on bowls. the dr. said these guards are best but its not US.
: So you are rid of your cast now? Congratulations! That's really great!
: : can anyone help me to order? i want to make sure they fit. my bf speaks french so maybe he can help. my wrist is 5 1/8th inches around.
: They obviously don't send their stuff to the US. Germany is an option, so I could act as a proxy.
: As important as protection wear is (by all means never skate without!) I firmly believe that proper falling technique is more important still (I know I shouldn't talk about this since my technique is under-developed at best). If you can land properly on your knee pads and slide it out. the impact on your body is the lowest possible. I even saw some inline skater doing very rad stuff and skating big ramps without any protection wear. It wasn't the case that they didn't fall at all, but they had a technique of sliding it out on their behind.
I am out of cast!!!!!!!!! just stiff, pics above. Not pretty but to me beautiful. :-D
you are very right! but at times people fall sideways or backwards and cannot get to knee pads. In this case I was told to keep arms slightly curved in. I will see if I can afford a couple aikido classes just to learn how to fall/roll. Here is a correct pic on how to fall sideways/backwards correctly. Hands should never hit the ground. I will slam elbows more this way. But I never know if my hands will touch the ground again, hope not, no 100% guarantee. So it maybe 3 months easy sk8n til I do bowls as I need to learn how to roll sideways.