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LadyW

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Wrist Brace Recommendation
« on: February 26, 2004, 05:09:34 AM »
I'm in the market for a new wrist brace.  I'm looking for the simplest, least restricting one possible.  I've seen the Columbia Classic Leather online and it looks like a good possibility.  Does it have a metal piece in the palm or is it just flat?  Also, I noticed that they have a petite size.  I fit into a Robby's original small.  Do the sizes run the same as Columbia?  Is the leather
more comfortable than the vinyl?

None of the shops in my area carry them so I'd appreciate some input.  Are there any other wrist braces that you'd recommend?
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LadyW

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Re: Wrist Brace Recommendation
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2004, 11:57:00 AM »
ttt - Can anyone offer some input
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jimensminger

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Re: Wrist Brace Recommendation
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2004, 03:02:28 PM »
my wife is smallish, and uses a Mongoose, soft felt lined, yet very stong and durable...hold her wrist better than any other she's tried...je
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seadrive

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Re: Wrist Brace Recommendation
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2004, 09:56:34 AM »
Two I've used and liked are the Wristmaster II Excel and the Ebonite Positioner.  Here's a link for the Positioner on bowlingindex.com:

http://www.bowlingindex.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?page=BI/PROD/WS1/WR-E516

Both of these come with a metal palm support, but the Excel II has an opening at the bottom of the palm that allows you to easily remove the metal piece.  On the Positioner, the metal plates are sewn into the glove, but it's pretty easy to slit the leather at the bottom and remove it.

The difference between the two is that the Positioner is longer, providing a little firmer wrist support.  They're both comfortable and unobtrusive; you don't look like you have a robotic device growing out of your arm.

I have heard good things about the Mongoose supports, as well.
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kingswingin

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Re: Wrist Brace Recommendation
« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2004, 06:23:18 PM »
I recommend the Robby's Response... take a look at their website.  Metal is only on the backside, and the rest of the brace is soft and extremely pliable... it helped me add just the touch of consistency to my release that I needed without forcing me to change or re-learn how to release. (It has also helped me to be more consistent without the brace).

Just my experience

LadyW

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Re: Wrist Brace Recommendation
« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2004, 09:52:26 PM »
I'm sorry I didn't acknowledge everyone's responses sooner but I lost site of this topic somewhere along the line.

Some of the suggestions are a bit more support than I'm looking for.

Kingswingin -

The Robby's response was one I was considering.  Thanks for the input.

My first choice is really the Columbia Classic.  Does anyone know for sure whether or not it has the metal piece in the palm?
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