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(Fox News)   Snowboarding linked to increased injuries on ski slopes. Most likely from skiers tripping them with their poles as they go by   (foxnews.com) divider line 16
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2013-01-23 10:17:20 AM
Meh. I've had no real problems with snowboarders. It's the a-hole Olympic-wannabees bombing down the hill without any regard to other skiers and awareness of merging slopes I have a problem with.

Hit Breck last weekend, hitting Keystone this weekend.
 
2013-01-23 10:22:24 AM
Not to mention this guy:

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2013-01-23 10:23:14 AM
Wrist fractures and sprains sound like beginner/lower-intermediate injuries to me. That's good, it means that more people are getting into winter alpine sports.
 
2013-01-23 10:36:02 AM
Why all the hate on snowboarders recently? Are we not snobby enough for the skiers on the hill?
 
2013-01-23 10:37:01 AM

soopey: Wrist fractures and sprains sound like beginner/lower-intermediate injuries to me. That's good, it means that more people are getting into winter alpine sports.


Came here to say this. I'm pretty sure injuries increase in a physical activity when more people are starting to do it.
 
2013-01-23 10:51:10 AM
We had this thread a couple days ago. Piss off mods.
 
2013-01-23 10:51:58 AM
And here I was thinking the increase in injuries was from skiers falling over in lift lines and crashing and burning coming off the chairlift. Who knew?
 
2013-01-23 11:24:16 AM

WordsnCollision: Not to mention this guy:

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2013-01-23 12:50:09 PM

Wadded Beef: Meh. I've had no real problems with snowboarders. It's the a-hole Olympic-wannabees bombing down the hill without any regard to other skiers and awareness of merging slopes I have a problem with.

Hit Breck last weekend, hitting Keystone this weekend.


have had a different experience

always noticed people had a harder time on their first day snowboarding than skiing

yet the snowboarders progressed to an intermediate level quicker than skiers - whether that is cause it's just easier to heelslide or cause so many have a background of skateboarding or surfing that it's easier to pick up.

which led to snowboarders accessing all parts of the mountain, even if all they do is traverse & heel slide the entire way, while the skiers were still stuck on the bunny hill snowplowing (i hear they don't teach the ol 'pizza' anymore cause of the shaped skiis - i'm old)

and during this time, skiers pick up on mountain etiquette & safety
whereas snowboarders seemed to bypass this point altogether

of course there are exceptions to everything, but this was the overwhelming standard.

granted, i haven't been up in a few years so this may have changed - hope so, but doubt it.
 
2013-01-23 01:28:31 PM
Snowboarding? Is that where they throw a towel over your face and dump snow on it to get you to talk?

Kinda sounds dangerous.
 
2013-01-23 03:10:04 PM
I believe snowboarders are also more susceptible to concussions, given that they can be whipped from standing to prone in 0.03 seconds anytime they catch an edge.

Skiers mostly have to worry about their thumbs and ACLs. So far I've only done my thumbs.
 
2013-01-23 04:14:33 PM
In 1984, there was only one resort (Boreal) that would even let us on the slopes. And, you had to pass a test to get your lift ticket. I wished they made skiers pass the same test, lift lines would have been much shorter.
 
2013-01-23 05:21:10 PM
I used to ski a lot, I got up to around single black diamond ability in most trails in the northeast, so I was decent, but by no means good. Having moved down south and gotten married I didn't go skiing for a while and now I'd like to hit the slopes again, but I broke my ankle badly a few years ago in a work accident. Should I still try skiing or should I try to pick up snowboarding, which I've heard can be less dangerous on your lower legs (I have no idea if that's true or not, just had several friends say it).
 
2013-01-23 11:08:15 PM
FTA:

The researchers were unable to say why the number of injuries increased, but previous research suggests snowboarders are more injury-prone than skiers.

Know how I know the author of this article doesn't know a farking thing?
 
2013-01-24 02:45:42 PM
The only thing I have against 'boarders is the fact that when the get off the lift, they plop down in the middle of the run path to hook up their gear. MOVE OFF TO THE SIDE, NITWITS!
 
2013-01-26 07:53:58 PM

brandied: The only thing I have against 'boarders is the fact that when the get off the lift, they plop down in the middle of the run path to hook up their gear. MOVE OFF TO THE SIDE, NITWITS!


I always buckle in while on the lift. I'd rather only have to sit while I'm riding up; sitting after I'm up there is a waste of my time.
 
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