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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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FAMILIES in Birmingham are being encouraged to don their woolly gloves and hats this Bank Holiday weekend and take to the slopes for some skiing, snow-boarding and tobogganing at The Ackers Trust, a charity in Golden Hillock Road, Small Heath.
Last year, they began excavating a snow-boarding super pipe, which Kaiser claims is the biggest in Canada, measuring 485 feet in length, 85 feet wide and 27 feet deep with two 20-foot pedestals.
And with it will come a huge pile of snow and a chance to show off ski and snow-boarding skills right in the heart of the town.
"I used to do a lot of snow-boarding in the mountains when I was young, and sledging and making snowmen and stuff.
SNOW FUN: Snow-boarding in the Brecon Beacons yesterday SNOW GO: Pedestrians carefully negotiate the slippery streets of Six Bells in the Gwent Valleys yesterday
Chill out at the newly redone Colorado Snowsports Museum--an extensive tribute to the state's influence on skiing and snow-boarding. Admission?
DURING the winter, you couldn't move for tripping over snow-boarding games.
TELEVISION sports girl Rhona MacLeod injured her wrist in a dramatic fall - trying to demonstrate how SAFE it is to go snow-boarding.
Snow-boarding's been in the news as the Royals try the latest craze.
And he soon got the hang of snow-boarding, shouting "I've done it" after a 500-yard run without falling.
The pair met a week earlier while snow-boarding in Montana's The Big Mountain ski resort.