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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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They made the decision to act like Olympians, which now means to act professional" (cited in Snowboard Culture, 2006, [paragraph] 15).
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Shaun moves his skateboard in a similar way, but he says it's trickier to control than his snowboard.
Alun Roberts, store manager of ski and snowboard retailer Two Seasons in Lower Precinct, Coventry, said: "Three of our female staff in Coventry are keen ski and snowboarders, one spent the summer season in the Alps.
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Fran wore a Roxy by Quiksilver rainbow warrior jacket worth pounds 137.95, snowboarding pants by the same label at pounds 89.95, Dragon goggles at pounds 54.95, a Roxy hat at pounds 18.95, Burton Ruler snowboard boots at pounds 149.95 and freestyle bindings at pounds 79.95.
PTB Travel this year accompanied six ski and snowboard groups to Canada, Utah and California.
Terry Peterson, whose son has cerebral palsy, is one parent who knows that the time her son has spent on a snowboard has been positive for him.
Those profits fly in the face of an industry shakedown that is causing an avalanche of woe for companies like Salem-based Morrow Snowboards Inc., and Ride Inc., of Seattle.
Securing a bank loan for the cost of the trip, and armed with his snowboard, Lynn and the Pelagic crew, set off from the Argentinian port of Ushuaia on 10 February 1998.
Generally the first day you'll spend on your bum, he says, but you learn to snowboard a lot quicker than you learn to ski.
Backside: refers to the back portion of the snowboard where the rider's heels rest.