Flexmeter concept, the first exclusive, effective wrist protection for snowboarding!
The protector has been designed 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 don’t 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 Docmeter's protective device, 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 (10,000 in France alone!). 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: