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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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The design is unique and hasn't been done before in other skate parks," said designer Brian Moore of Site Design Group.
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However, the first true roller skate is credited to Joseph Merlin, a Belgian inventor and musical craftsman.
The researchers asked six men and four women, all recreational skaters, to skate on a 200-meter outdoor stretch of pavement for 35 minutes.
This lets a racer push off with the toes "so you can use more of your calf and other leg muscles to power your stride," says Jos de Koning, speed skate designer and biomechanics expert at Amsterdam's Vrije University.
This skate and others also have been unintentionally snagged by baited longlines.
Branded as NHL SKATE, the rink development initiative with Family Enterprises is one of the most important long-term projects we as a league can undertake," said Solomon.
Innately elegant, they skate with great naturalness, eschewing the overly dramatic approach that had veered towards the ludicrous in the early 1990s.
We really just want to skate around and have a good time.
Engineers from Easton Sports developed new speed skates that let a skater lift the heel of the skate boot with each stroke.
One standard explanation of why skates slide so easily on ice holds that the pressure produced by a skate's sharp blade forces a little of the ice to melt, creating a thin, slippery film of water on which the skate actually glides.
The closest thing to being on a skateboard, Electronic Arts (Nasdaq:ERTS) announced today that SKATE will be released for the PlayStation(R)3 system and the Xbox 360(TM) video game and entertainment system in 2007.