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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.
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.
There's naked snow-boarding from Alex the Bouncer, who covers his modesty with his ski sock, and the Swedish Bombshell Mulle, whose annual S & M party sees Val D'Isere's supermarket run clean out of Cling film