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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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A competition arena was also set up on-site for amateur skateboarders, BMX riders and local break-dancers from Dubai's up-and-coming talent to test their skills.
Skateboarders participated in a workshop held the previous day before competing in the competition.
Official Synopsis of "Castle" Season 6, Episode 21: "Law and Boarder": "When an up-and-coming professional skateboarder is gunned down by a mysterious motorcyclist, Castle and Beckett are thrust into the world of extreme sports, where the death defying stunts aren't the only thing that's dangerous.
About 30 people attended an open house to learn more about three transportation-related ideas, including one that could give skateboarders the same access to city streets as bicyclists.
Some of the world's best skateboarders and BMX riders have descended on Rio de Janeiro for the MegaRamp competition.
His mum Hazel, 46, wants to set up a new pod for skateboarders at King George's Field, Beach Road, Bangor, opposite her new home.
Street League Skateboarding features the exclusive participation of the world's top street skateboarders ranging from familiar contest stars like Ryan Sheckler and Chris Cole to core street skateboarders like P.
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.
No skateboarder has pulled off this spinning stunt yet.
The wanted man, who was with a woman at the time, started an argument with the skateboarders before lashing out then fleeing the scene.
Ready, steady, go: Skateboarder Danny, inset, rolls along the huge ramp at the Great Wall of China; Wall I never: Danny leaps over the massive structure from a height of 121ft to set a new world record