Dec 262012

New lower shipping prices for Flexmeters / Docmeter mailed outside United States.


We are can send your Flexmeter order anywhere!

For France and UK, please use the links below. Anywhere else, we will ship them out from the US and we offer new lower shipping charges by using First Class Mail.

Flexmeter also known as Docmeter is the world’s best snowboard wrist protection designed by Dr. Marc-Herve Binet, mountain doctor at Avoriaz Resort in France.

Flexmeters are distributed in the US by Sport Secrets LLC, parent company of and SnowboardSecrets.TV as well as many other snowboard websites. Sport Secrets LLC has been the US Distributor of Flexmeter/Docmeter since 2004.

Flexmeters are available worldwide.

In the UK, contact Alpsgear.

In France contact Docmeter.

In the US, order at

For all other countries, also order from the US at

Find shipping prices from the US to other countries here.

Flexmeter / Docmeter Product Line Explained.

Dec 232012

Q. Hi my name is Kimberley
I have a pre existing injury from roller skating ( i broke my wrist into a lovely dinner fork shape and now have pins and a plate in there)  i did this about 3 1/2 months ago
i was looking at the flexmeter guards because I’m here in canada working a snow season and I’m looking to get back out on my board at the 4 1/2 month period of healing.
have you come across any boarders with a pre existing injury like mine and are happy with the flexmeter guards?
also would you be able to ship to canada at a PO box?  I’m living in the staff accommodation so i don’t have a physical address yet.


A.  Hi Kimberley, Sorry for your injury. Yes, many many of my customers have had injuries. Flexmeters Snowboard Gloves and Wrist Guards will help for sure. Look at this testimonial (and X-ray), one of many!

I can send to Canada for $8 extra. If you can afford Flexmeter Gloves, they are the simplest most comfortable way to get protection! Otherwise, Flexmeter Wrist Guards will work, make sure your glove is big enough or buy one from us.
order Flexmeters   – Designed by a Doctor

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Flexmeter have been tested and proven to reduce wrist injuries by 67 to 85%.
My customers love Flexmeter – testimonials here: and here.

Dec 232012
Flexmeter – Docmeter Snowboard Wrist Guard Gloves Product Line Explained
Q. My wife is a surgical nurse – her wrists are vital to her work. She is a beginner snowboarder who broke her unprotected wrist last year. She is 5’2″ and would typically wear a small. Could you please suggest a product as I would like to have it before mid January as we are going skiing.
A. Snowboard wrist injuries are the most common snowboard injury, and beginners are 4 times more likely to break a wrist than experienced snowboarders.  FOOSH or “falling on outstretched hand” with the hand behind the body is the most common method of wrist injury.A flexible wrist guard like Flexmeter, will help absorb the shock of impact and prevent the wrist from hyperextending.  It is the kind of protection your wife should wear.  Flexmeter (also called Docmeter) was designed by Dr. Marc-Herve Binet who is the mountain doctor at the  French resort Avoriaz, and is a member of the ISSS – International Society for Skiing Safety.
Visit Dr. Binet’s Mountain Clinic here.
Flexmeters  wrist protection is available 2 ways.
The Flexmeter Snowboard Glove is the “Cadillac” of snowboard wrist protection. It  has the Flexmeter Wrist Guard integrated into it and is the easiest way to wear snowboard wrist protection on the slopes.  It is what I wear,  and my first recommendation to my customers.
There are 2 kinds of Flexmeter Snowboard Gloves.
Flexmeter Snowboard Glove with Single Protection – has one splint on the knuckle side only, and is the model that was tested and proven to reduce snowboard wrist injuries by 67 to 85%.
$120 plus shipping.
Flexmeter Snowboard Glove with Double  Protection has the dorsal splint and has light palm-side protection added, and is the choice of surgeons, dentists, nurses, artists, musicians, writers, and anyone that wants a little more protection. I suggest this for your wife in view of her circumstances as a petite woman who needs her wrist and has had an injury.
$140 plus shipping.
If Flexmeter Gloves are too expensive our Flexmeter Wrist Guards that stand alone and are worn under your gloves are the answer. Your gloves must have an opening wide enough to accommodate the wrist guard. Or we sell Flexmeter Mittens that will go over the Flexmeter Wrist Guards.
There are 2 kinds of Flexmeter Wrist Guards.
Flexmeter Wrist Guard with Single Protection – has one splint on the knuckle side only, and is the model that was tested and proven to reduce snowboard wrist injuries by 67 to 85%.
$69 plus shipping.
Flexmeter All Season Wrist Guard has the dorsal splint and has light palm-side protection added. It was designed for skateboarding and other warm weather sports, and can be worn under a glove for snowboarding. $69 plus shipping.
Mittens with a wide opening to wear over Flexmeter Wrist Guards specially designed so you can easily slip them over any model of Flexmeter Wrist Guards. They have the added feature of “glove style” inside so each of your fingers has a cozy resting spot.After your day on the slopes is over, take off your Flexmeter Wrist Guard and wear this comfortable mitt for warmth.
$48  plus shipping.
Tailbone protection prevents injuries and makes the slopes less daunting. I wear Azzpadz every time I ride!!
$56 plus shipping.
(See video of my fall off the halfpipe wall at USASA Nationals and you’ll know why I won’t ride without Azzpadz! Click here and scroll down to the video entitled Snowboard Protective Gear in Action – Azzpadz
Dec 222012

Snowboard Boot Fit Q & A

Snowboard Boot is Too Big – What Can I Do?

Q.  Hi Lauren,
I was reading your article on about snowboard boot size, of course after the fact wish I would have saw it beforehand. Anyways my boot is not too small but a little large. is there an insert product or any way to may the boot a little tighter? thank you, Vivian

A.  Steve Cohen answers:

Vivian—I am Steve Cohen, CEO of Masterfit Enterprises, a company that specializes in boot fitting. We actually teach bootfitting to snowboard retailers at our Masterfit University Training Centers. Unfortunately, your problem is fairly common among snowboarders since many shops aren’t well trained in boot techniques. Snowboard shops with experience fitters know that boots should initially feel tight since the liner materials inevitably pack out over time; a size or so smaller than your street shoe size is a good rule of thumb for try-on.

The key to snowboarding to the best of your abilities is to make sure your foot and lower leg are secure in your boot and not moving around inside. When you go toe or heel side, you want the board to respond immediately and a secure fit is crucial.

We sell two products that can help snug the fit in oversized boots. The Eliminator is an add-on tongue that fits between your existing tongue and your shin,. It reduces instep and cuff volume and secures the foot firmly in the boot’s heel pocket to minimize unwanted fore-aft and side-to-side movement. Eliminators attach easily with Velcro tabs that are furnished with the product.

Snowboarders who want a super-secure link around the shin often add a Booster Strap. The Booster is an elasticized power strap that helps cinch the boot liner and outer closely to the shin which improves power transmission and precision when moving toe and heel side.

You should also consider adding an aftermarket insole if you don’t already have one in your boot. A quality insole is the foundation of a good boot fit. Most snowboard boots, like most ski boots and shoes, come with insoles that are pretty flimsy and don’t provide adequate arch support and heel stabilization.

A quality aftermarket insole provides a solid platform and improves comfort and power transmission. If you aren’t ready to invest in a full custom insole like the Instaprint brand Masterfit sells, we also have two different do-it-yourself insole products that work great in snowboard boots: Zapz, a microwavable custom insole you can heat and mold yourself at home; and EZ·Fit, an auto-molding insole specifically designed for snowboard boots that requires just scissors to fit. I would recommend starting with an Eliminator and an insole and see if that does the trick. And next time you go boot shopping, make sure to visit as shop with a good bootfitter who can guide you to a proper fit boot.  Have fun sliding!

Ed says: Thanks to Kevin M. Ryan, author of The Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding for the original article that appeared on called Fitting Snowboard Boots to your Feet.

See what the experts say about Cold Feet when Snowboarding!
Also read “Leg Pain While Snowboarding” by Tom Buchanan.

EZ•Fit Snow+  auto adaptable shoe insoles are also great in bike shoes, snowmobile boots and fishing waders.



Dec 172012

Flexmeter Gloves with Wrist Protection and Flexmeter Wrist Guards are designed by a doctor and proven to reduce snowboard wrist injuries, and help avoid broken wrists. is also the first US distributor for Flexmeter. We wear this product, we believe in it, and we sell it. Our customers are happy. See what they have to say, below!

Get Flexmeter Wrist Protection here!

Happy Flexmeter Customers write to us all the time!


Flexmeter for Roller Derby!

Hey Lauren,

Thanks for the prompt reply. If you could work out a replacement puck that would be amazing. I purchased the flexmeter guards after reading about them on a derby forum that was specific to arm and wrist injuries.

My old guards are the cheaper triple eights that cover only past the wrist with a thin sliding guard on the palm. They served me well in derby but then I had a fantastic crash into the concrete bowl at our skate park this past October and though I had all my gear on, I still managed to break both the radius and ulna. I believe it was because I came down on my palm, below the thumb, missing the protection from the sliding guard.

Fortunately, the flexmeter puck covers more of my palm and the dorsal guard has been amazing at preventing hyperextension of the wrist during a pile up as well as giving support for the many burpees our cross fit coach lays upon us. I have been recommending it to my teammates as I am the only one on the team with them, but the price really holds them back. The rest of our gear is so expensive and since roller derby is skater owned and operated, we pay a lot towards the production of our bouts and just keeping the league rolling – literally!

Yet none of the girls have had a wrist injury like I have and paying the $70 versus another several thousand dollar hospital/surgery bill seems worth it to me! Other than the price, in terms of these for derby, the straps do come unhooked often because of all the scrapping happening within packs (I have the small size). Only when we scrimmage and bout do I need to duct tape them down but in drills that don’t require hitting and breaking through a pack then they stay put. That could be a downside for some but it is really nominal and easily remedied with duct tape.

Okay, sorry for the long email. I do love these guards and turned down a trip to the skate park this morning because I did not have the puck and did not feel safe with my old guards. Well, that and I still have a little stage fright since the breaking incident! Thanks again for the prompt reply. I will email again on the 20th as a reminder. All the best for the remainder of your trip and safe travels.

Amber G.Logan, UT


Believe it or not I already received the Flexmeter Gloves today and it looks like the large size well be perfect. That’s what I call fast delivery…
Thanks again, Dennis S.
Huntington Beach, CA


Hi Lauren,

That’s fantastic, thank you so much!! I really appreciate your awesome communication! My husband bought his AzzPadz from you last year, and said you were great, and he was definitely right!

My mom is going to wear the Azzpadz.  She skates a lot though, she was a speed skater for years, and now that she’s getting on in years she’s worried that if she falls over she’ll break everything. My husband, who is a snowboarder, wears his AzzPadz to go skating as well, and my mom mentioned that she’d like a pair of her own for skating, so that’s why we’ve bought it for her!

Vancouver, Canada

More testimonials from Flexmeter Glove and Flexmeter Wrist Guards Customers here:

July – Oct 2012Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Flexmeter Wrist Guard Testimonial from Colorado  with X-Rays!
“These are the only wrist guards that I trust, and I will not ride without them.

Flexmeter Testimonials 2006 – 2008

Dec 122012

It’s our tenth anniversary!

And here is the story of how Lauren Traub Teton, founder and editor of, became a snowboarder in her 40s and came to start the website.

How “Skiing on Shaped Skis” Turned Me into a Snowboarder

And a Snowboard Journalist

By Lauren Traub Teton

Growing up in Massachusetts, in a non-skiing family, I did have the opportunity to try skiing a few times. Once my family won a day-trip to a ski hill in Shirley, MA. I was about 5 and it was my first time on skis, and the dreaded rope tow was part of the experience. After recovering for 10 years or so I tried after-school ski lessons at Ward Hill, in Shrewsbury, MA. Dark, cold, icy it was, and I persevered, but then witnessed an unspeakable accident of a worker related to repairing the lift, and that was enough of the ski world for me for another 25 years or so.

Fourteen years ago, and in my 40s, I was a guest at a ski meeting at Stratton, Vermont. I was game to give it a try again, and low and behold, shorter shaped skis were a revelation in ease of turning. After my friends came out of their meeting, they commented how well I was doing and said “let’s go to the top.” I had never been in a gondola, and I just loved that mountain experience! Snowplowing down the longest run I had ever been on, with little confidence and  ill-fitting rental boots, my feet, calves, and thighs were wounded by the bottom

At that moment I decided “maybe I am a snowboarder. Soft boots, mmmm!”

I took a lesson, and when I found out that the whole back of the snowboard could be used as a brake to keep me going slow, I was hooked! Fortunately I had done a little research and knew that I’d be falling on my butt a lot, and I actually packed bubble-wrap into my pants, and it helped a lot! Unfortunately the snowboard industry loses many or most first-timers at this point, the ones who aren’t wearing tailbone and wrist protection.

I took many lessons at many hills. Somehow, no teacher ever mentioned to me that I was supposed to stay on my edge! So I caught my edge and fell a lot. I wore in-line skate knee pads and wrist guards, and impact shorts and somehow avoided injury, except sore wrists and a big black and blue when I fell on my car key transponder. “Falling leaf” was my mode down the hill for almost a year. I finally learned to point the nose downhill (at Berkshire East, where the chairlift exit left no choice!) and link turns. The only snowboarders I knew were the guys in the shop who tuned my board.

After figuring it out, I was exultant, and wrote an article called
You Don’t Have to Hurt Yourself to Snowboard” so I could share my tips. Then I needed a place to put it, so I started this website called  I loved snowboarding and wanted to write about it. I raced in the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge. I discovered the thrill of watching rail jams and other snowboard competitions. I started many snowboard websites. I reveled in snowboard fashion and the carefree fun lifestyle. My winters now had meaning and joy that I had never experienced. Thank goodness for those uncomfortable hard boots at Stratton and becoming a snowboarder!


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