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11yoroi-blp 2014-2015catalogFOR SNOWBOARDEdited and quotation from clinical magazine "Orthopedics surgery"Dr. Kota Watanabe of the Department of orthopedic surgery, Sapporo Med. School, Japan (official doctor for team Japan during the Vancouver Olympics) Snowboarding is enjoyed through dierent variations of the sport including free style competition with mid-air tricks and spins as well as cross course, alpine style riding. But with both feet boarded to the board at all times, riders are susceptible to injury such as broken bones and torn ligaments from impact. In free style events, head, elbow, arm, spine and leg injuries, where in alpine events, upper and lower body injuries including lower thighs and wrists are very common. Especially in free style events, injuries due to mislanding and hard falls are increasing. By being aware of such injuries and taking proper protection, one can safely enjoy snowboarding. Be Careful while Jumping(1) JumpingIf you do not jump in a well-balanced state, then it is impossible for you to have a correct posture later on. So it is very important for you to make proper jumping from the beginning itself.(2) LandingBy considering, that the shock is more if you land where the angle of landing surface is near to the horizontal level; unless you have much condence, avoid the jump on hard horizontal surface.Angle of the board at the time of landing:When landing on the compacted snow, align the angle of the board to the angle of the slope as much as possible. Also, when landing from the tail, force to rotate is more likely to occur due to its reaction and you may lose your balance.●Falling forward●Falling backwardLearn the Safe Falling MethodIf you learn the correct way of falling, in advance, the risk of injury can be reduced, ultimately; it will help to reduce the fear as well.(1) In the event of falling backwards, tuck your body inwards and curl your back, lifting your head up to prevent impact behind the head.(2) When falling forward, fall down knees -rst and spread arms apart shoulder length to brace the impact. In any case, lift the board up from surface to prevent dragging of the board.(3) When landing a jump, it is important to land with good balance, adjusting the board to the slope of the surface. Landing with the tail of the board -rst will make you lose balance.Protectors are mandatory gear for safe ridingUnderstanding falling procedures may not be enough until you actually become accustomed to it. Even experienced riders get injuries. This being said, protectors guarding the upper body is often favorable to these riders.By wearing a protective suit with good mobility, one can further enjoy snow sports.