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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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PC Knight, who is a city sector beat officer, was already aware of the issue of young skateboarders using Shelton Square, Bull Yard and the Belgrade Fountain, leading to complaints from frightened shoppers and angry traders about the damage to benches, steps and edges.
About a decade ago, a skateboard park was opened next to the fire station at Main and Quaboag streets in downtown, but complaints of skateboarders ignoring rules at the park led to its eventual demise.
The council had agreed to create a skating area on a disused tennis court at the War Memorial Park for skateboarders, in-line skaters and BMX bike riders after receiving a petition.
Murphy was able to get out of the cruiser and place the skateboarder under arrest, as the skater yelled at him to "Give me respect.
The skateboarder, whom police arrested on suspicion of assault, said the alleged drug deal took place at Pioneer Park about 5:15 pm Sunday, spokesman Dennis McGowan said.
The stories that come with being one of the best snowboarders and one of the best skateboarders on the planet and still being nearly a month away from your 17th birthday in September.
The film clips show several cars escorting the skateboarder, enabling his collaborators to record the event.
Spread over 1,200sqm, Oman Skate is a dream come true for Muscat's skateboarders.
If a skateboarder is trying to "bomb" one of San Franciscos's beautiful hills they may have to jump off their boards to avoid a person while going 20-plus miles per hour.
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 from South Africa especially to judge the event.
Castle" Season 6 Episode 21, titled "Law and Boarder" will feature the murder of a professional skateboarder.