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Old September 26th, 2014, 05:07 PM   #1
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Default Triple 8 RD Wristguards sizing question

Hi all,

Just starting to work on my skills, using the minimum skills as a guide, hoping to try out one day but I think it's nearer next summer until the more established league near me has a tryout and I'm not sure when for the other league that started earlier this year. I'm looking at getting gear and I think I want the Triple 8 RD Wristsavers, but I'm not sure what size to get. The circumstance of my hand is somewhere between 8 and 8.5", so from the sizing, I should go with the medium. I've read they run tight, but I assume the large would be way too big. I have a pretty square palm, but more narrow wrists (only about a 6.5"). Anyone have this Triple 8 and have a rec which way to go on size? Or have other recs for a good starter guard?
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Old October 11th, 2014, 05:50 PM   #2
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Probably a bit late to help you but I'd go with the size Medium. It only seems to be the size small Triple8 RD wrists that are super small! They're good wrist guards, I like these and hired hands although they are hotter/bulkier.
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Old October 11th, 2014, 10:14 PM   #3
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Default Tried 888 - prefer 187

The 888s are difficult to put on and take off. So you will put them on and not take them off until you have to(and they make you sweat more). But is is nice to remove them and allow your wrists to breathe and dry the sweat.

The 187 Killer pads wrist guard are easy to put on and just as easily removed. Both are effective to protect the wrist. But I like the easy on and easy off.
http://www.inlinewarehouse.com/187_K...page-187W.html

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