WHAT IS IT? Allsport Dynamics is a leader in the wrist
brace market. We’ve had great results in the past with
their OTS brace, so naturally we were eager to test the
new OH2 Lacer. It has a unique hinge design and strap
WHAT’S IT COST? $400.00.
CONTACT? www.allsportdynamics.com or
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Allsport Dynamics OH2 Lacer wrist
(1) Lacer. The Allsport Dynamics OH2 wrist brace
comes in two varieties—the Lacer and Speed. The Lacer
liner uses laces to secure the brace to your arm (hence
Lacer), while the Speed liner uses Velcro. We tested the
Lacer, which is $25 more expensive than the Speed and
is the preferred choice of motocross racers. On a side
note, we’re very familiar with the OTS wrist brace, which
has been out on the market for many years. OTS is an
acronym for “off the shelf,” while the new OH2 is the
second generation of the original Over Hinge (OH). The
OH2 is worn most notably by Justin Barcia and freestyle
star Mat Rebeaud.
( 2) Hinge. The OH2 uses a patented, biaxial,
articulating hinge system. What does this mean? The
brace will move with the natural range of your wrist,
which allows for an organic feel but provides support
when needed. The OH2 is comprised of carbon fiber
and Kevlar, while the liner is open-cell foam. It is also
nice that jersey cuffs can be slid over the OH2 to
conceal the brace.
( 3) Straps. New OH2 owners shouldn’t be confused
by the two thumb holes. The brace is designed to work
for a right or left wrist. Simply cut the extra thumb hole
off with a pair of scissors. The Lacer cinch system is
similar to a snowboard boot design and allows the user
to snug the brace down evenly. A word of caution: don’t
overtighten the system or the laces will limit blood flow
to your hand and cause arm pump. Allsport Dynamics
includes two free glove modifications with the OH2 that
will tailor your glove to the brace for maximum comfort.
( 4) Extension stops. A wrist brace would be a waste
of money if it didn’t actually limit movement. The OH2
uses a simple and effective extension stop system that
can be adjusted with an included Allen wrench. Out of
the box, the Allsport Dynamics OH2 has 60 degrees of
extension stop built into the frame but can be set from 0
to 40 degrees.
( 5) Performance. If you have a preexisting injury or
a freshly healed broken wrist, then seriously consider
the OH2 Lacer. Four hundred dollars is a small price to
pay for peace of mind. We imagine the OH2 would be
especially comfortable if Allsport Dynamics custom-fitted the brace to our favorite riding glove, as it would
eliminate the thick thumb strap.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? No complaints about a
product that allows injured racers to ride.
If your wrist needs extra support, the Allsport
Dynamics OH2 wrist brace is a winner.
ALLSPORT DYNAMICS OH2 LACER WRIST BRACE
MXA TEAM TESTED