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The Best Thing About Preventing Snowboard Injury

The Best Thing About Preventing Snowboard Injury

You may be sold on preventing snowboard injury, and you may not. For those of you who aren't sure about it, here are some of the best things we can think of about preventing snowboard injury.

Tip #1 - Safety Gear - Do not even think about snowboarding without the following: Helmet, wrist guards and a good pair of snow googles. These are the three most important safety items you can own. Head and wrist injuries are the most common injuries when it comes to snowboarding. Goggles are necessary so you can see where you are going if the weather is bad.

Tip #2- Know your Terrain - Do not snowboard on terrain you are not qualified to go on. If you are beginner, please stay on beginning slopes which range from green to blue. Snowboarding down a black or double diamond is a recipe for disaster.

Tip #3 - Gear - Check your gear because if it fails you are in serious trouble. You bindings are screwed to your snowboard and then you strap your feet to your snowboard. If the screws that attach your bindings to your snowboard become loose, you risk them falling off while you snowboard. If this happens, you will no longer be on your snowboard but rolling down the mountain attached to your bindings. Regularly check them and tighten if necessary. Additionally, always make sure you properly tighten your straps so they do not become lose while snowboarding. If this happens, you will fall right out of your snowboard.

These three tips will prevent the most common injuries such as sprained and broken wrists, concussions and separated shoulders.