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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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Recording a verdict of accident, Coroner Christopher Johnson said: ``Ben had been out playing on his skate board and was seen going down Wheatland Lane.
The BMX coaching with pro rider Chris Mahoney starts on Thursday July 22 between 6 and 8pm and skate board coaching is currently available every Saturday morning between 10 and 12am.
Neighbour Helen Smith,41, of Upland Road, said she understood from her 17-year-old sonAdam, who was in the area, that Benand a friend were walking with their skate boards towards the skate board park in Eirias Park when they became involved in an incident with a car.
Mayor Coun Geoff Corry, said: ``I have passed the skate board park several times and each time I've seen it being well used by the local youths.
The following Christmas Neil got a real skate board and,after odd jobs to finance his hobby, travelled the world pursuing the sport which saw him become British and European champion.
YOUNGSTERS in Wirral are racing ahead with plans for a skate board and BMX park.
When the skate board craze first hit Britain in the 1970s I was a teenager and broke.
Surf Boards, Paddle Boards, clothing, sunglasses, skate boards you name it, if it's for the Beach they sell it.
Marketed under JAKKS' Road Champs(R) division, Fly Wheels toys feature replica wheels and launchers that look just like the tires and propellers from real vehicles, including cars, motorcycles, bikes, skate boards and now airplanes--only on a smaller scale.