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A winter sport in which the rider ‘surfs’ down a snow-covered mountain with both feet locked onto a flat waxed board while the upper body is freely mobile
Injuries Distal radial fractures occur in 1:4,000 snowboarding days, and represent 25% of snowboarding injuries—half require surgery; 17% of snowboarding injuries are shoulder fractures; spinal injuries are 3-fold more common in snowboarding than in skiing. Spinal cord injuries are much less common, and primarily affect young, male intermediate to expert boarders. Injuries are usually due to a miscalculated jump, resulting in an anterior thoracolumbar dislocation; most injuries are classified as Frankel grade A or B

snowboarding

Sports medicine A winter sport in which the rider 'surfs' down a snow-covered mountain with both feet locked onto a flat waxed board while the upper body is freely mobile Injuries Distal radial Fx occur in 1:4000 SB days, represent 25% of SB injuries–half require surgery, 17% of SB injuries are shoulder Fx; spinal injuries are 3X more common in SB than in skiing. See Intradiscal electrothermal therapy.
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He goes snow-boarding 10 times a year and hasn't been hurt yet.
Visitors will be able to try snow-boarding and Alpine and Nordic skiing with Olympic skier Graham Bell on hand to pass on his expertise.
The North Belfast star, third in last year's British Grand Prix, was due to have a snow-boarding holiday in Canada before starting testing for the season ahead.
Each bundle will include a PlayStation 2 console, extra controller, memory card, universal DVD remote control and two games -- Madden NFL 2001 and the snow-boarding title SSX.
Arriving at his hotel last night, a tired looking Justin said: ``I'm loving Scotland and the snow-boarding was great.
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DURING the winter, you couldn't move for tripping over snow-boarding games.
A close pal said: "I think he was over for a snow-boarding course - surf- boarding or water polo might have been more appropriate.
Each "Mountain World" entertainment centre will combine various sports simulators (such as downhill ski racing, snow-boarding, and golf) with, large-format video games, and traditional entertainment attractions such as billiards, shuffleboard, and indoor climbing walls.