Snowboard wrist armor delight

Designer Navik Lal presents a fabulous new look at the protection of the wrists of the hardcore snowboarder. This is Morph Armour, made to create a protective barrier around your wrist while you retain near-full mobility throughout your arms so you can continue to be the sports beast you know you can be. This solution takes on what Lal notes is one of the most common mishaps in the snowboarding world, making the 88% of the snowboarding population think twice about how much of a hinderance safety has to be.

Morph Armour is a wrist protection device – or pair of devices, if you’re wearing them on both arms, of course. With this armor you’ve got 2 splints with multiple segments joined by what Lal calls “living hinges.” This moving polyethylene splint is moulded to the contours of your arm for a personalized fit, with an 8 degree angle on the hinge point of 6 individual sections for an overall wrist movement range of a lovely 96 degrees.

Each of the units is affixed to your arm with an 8 point lace system so it’s not going to slip off while you’re burning up the slopes, and a removable neoprene insert works to give you extended comfort through cushioning. This unit is still currently in its conceptual phases but very well may be a real live product sooner than later!

Designer: Navik Lal

8 Comments

  • Jennifer black says:

    living hinge might be weak
    maybe
    adhere the polymer sections onto a flexible sheet

  • Vincent Rousseau says:

    Flexmeter (http://www.skimeter.com/ang/flex/eng_flexmeter.php) is a wrist protection system based on the same idea but already available for sale.

  • Navik Lal says:

    Really.. The idea of a moving splint isn’t old, and there is no details on how it works in your link. I designed this two years ago. It also addresses the fact that snowboarders consider wrist guards as unfashionable. This guard is heat molded to the users wrist contours and is extremely low profile.

  • your dog rani says:

    Really…woof!

  • This would probably be good for beginner snowboarders who are worried about safety. It looks pretty sweet – if it isn’t too expensive it could be altered slightly to look like the greaves from Assassin’s Creed haha

    -James

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