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Anyone ever make the mistake of trying to catch yourself from a fall with your hands? I have done it several times now, and have bruised my palms bad enough to stop me from doing any aggressive riding for about a week, and sprained my wrist once! Do you think padded gloves would help the palms at all?
 

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I don't think so. The padding will just get in the way of gripping the bar. When my palm hits the ground it is a blunt impact and a few millimeters of soft padding would not help much.

When I last went over the bar (Saturday, actually), the palm of my glove did its job: kept my hand from getting bloodied. The wrist is almost OK already.
 
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