Adams, C; James, D; Senior, T; Allen, T; Hamilton, N. (2016). Development of a method for measuring quasi-static stiffness of snowboard wrist protectors. Procedia Engineering . 147, 378-383.
Michel, F. I., K.-U. Schmitt, R. M. Greenwald, K. Russell, F. I. Simpson, D. Schulz and M. Langran (2013). “White Paper: functionality and efficacy of wrist protectors in snowboarding— towards a harmonized international standard.” Sports Engineering 16(4): 197-210.
The ISSS alongside the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Swiss Council for Accident Prevention (BFU) have set up a working group (ISO/TC 94/SC 13/WG 11) to put together a harmonized international standard. The standard will outline minimum performance requirements snowboard wrist protectors should meet. The standard is currently a working draft, but is due to go through the ISO ballot process with the potential for publication in 2018.
The draft standard is based around a quasi-static bending test to assess the bending stiffness of wrist protectors in an ethical and repeatable manner.
- Rick Greenwald
- Kai-Uwe Schmitt
- Kelly Russell
University of Manitoba
- Peter Gyger
Convenor of the ISO working group
- Mike Langran
- David Schulz
ARAG Sports Insurance
- Caroline Adams
Sheffield Hallam University
- Chloe Newton-Mann
Manchester Metropolitan University
News and Updates
- August 2016: ISO/TC 94/SC 13/WG 11 meet in Manchester
- April 2016: ISO/TC 94/SC 13/WG 11 meet in Bern
- April 2016:
Chloe Newton-Mann commences PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University
- March 2015:
Working Group meets at ISSS Congress in San Vito di Cadore – Cortina d’Ampezzo, Italy
- September 2014:
Caroline Adams commences PhD at Sheffield Hallam University
- March 2013:
White Paper: functionality and efficacy of wrist protectors in snowboarding—towards a harmonized international standard published in Sports Engineering
- August 2012:
Wrist Protector Working Group to meet at ISSS Congress in Bariloche, Argentina Aug 2013
- March 2012:
Working Group White Paper draft committee formed December 2011: Sponsors join the process (see logos)
- June 2011:
Working Group meets at ISSS Congress in Keystone, Colorado USA
- CD-draft to ISO/TC 94/SC 13 for CD-Ballot (Ballot in November/December 2016) / Submission CD-draft to CEN consultant & CEN/TC 162 (November 2016)
- Next ISO/TC 94/SC 13/WG 11 meeting: 2017-03-20/24 in Leeds / UK in conjunction with the annual ISO/TC 94/SC 13 meeting.