since the release of knox hand armour range, the importance of scaphoid bone protection has caught my attention and i've been shopping around for a pair of gloves that incorporate knox sps palm slider. i strongly believe that knox sps is highly beneficial on the tracks but are they necessary for road commuting? i've been looking for injury statistics related to scaphoid fracture to no avail. i've also read about related injuries from a low speed off (40kph). of course, the more you spend on gears, the more protected you are; but at the same time, there are gears catered for road commuters, so is knox sps a major factor when choosing gloves? current line of gloves with knox sps are only limited to held, weise, rs taichi etc that are not available here or higher ends of a*, teknic etc. The only more affordable gloves with this technology is 2010 model teknic lightning, which i believe is not available here (or at least brisbane) yet. so the choices of gloves that i could try on locally are very limited this also brings up another question, are gloves with similar (but inferior?) palm protection ie. stingray hide, good enough?