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skateboard

(skāt′bord″)
1. A therapeutic device used for upper or lower extremity rehabilitation, consisting of a platform mounted on ball-bearing rollers and typically used to strengthen extremely weak muscles. It assists the patient in making coordinated movements.
2. A recreational device used by children and adolescents, consisting of a long, narrow platform mounted on wheels. Skateboard use is often associated with high-energy trauma. Common injuries include contusions, lacerations, fractures, and traumatic brain injury.
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He said: "It took my father years to accept that I am a professional skateboarder.
The technical aspects of the competition were supervised by Red Bull athlete and international skateboarder Gavin Adams, also known as Moses, who flew in from South Africa to judge the event.
What can be done about this and when will we have somewhere for these skateboarders causing somewhat of a nuisance around the city centre?
Generally, bicyclists who attended the city-sponsored gathering at the downtown public library were receptive to sharing streets with skateboarders, who have become more common, especially on streets and sidewalks around downtown and the University of Oregon.
Brazilian skateboarder Bob Burnquis was injured doing a move and walked away from the ramp limping, but was determined not to let his fans down.
While selectmen supported the idea of a skateboard park, they ultimately voted to have all ramps and other structures used by skateboarders removed from town property due to liability issues.
When given the classroom problem, 61 percent of skateboarders got it right.
Skateboarders at the spot in Bangor where they want a park in memory of Darren Frost (inset)
Founded by twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League raises the bar of competitive professional skateboarding with the most prize money in skateboarding history, skate plaza course design in world-class arenas, and an instant-scoring format that makes every trick count.
The next generation of skateboarders took up the challenge to prove themselves as the next Tony Hawks as hundreds of competitors looked on.
Leave the goths alone, leave the skateboarders alone.
Todd Huber, co-owner and manager of Skatelab, a commercial indoor skate park in Simi Valley, said "grinding" by skateboarders does damage park facilities, but he said all skateboarders should not be penalized because of the behavior of a few.