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Mitch's picture Mitch

Snowboarding is truly the sport of kings. It was a great weekend for it, too.

I'd make another safety recommendation for snowboarding: wear wrist guards! The most common snowboarding injury is a sprained or broken wrist. It's just instinct to stick your arm out when you fall backwards. I sprained my wrist myself the first time I went out, but since I started wearing guards I've fallen hard a few times and never suffered another injury. I'll keep wearing them.

julieFEN's picture julieFEN

Good suggestion! The instructor suggested the same thing. Even with only one run down the bunny hill, it's amazing how much of your body it takes to control the board. I was sore for the next two days!! Hopefully, I will get these muscles used to it the more I go.