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Snow Boarding Safety Advice

by on May.16, 2011, under Vacations

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Safety is a very necessary aspect of snow boarding not only to avoid injury to yourself but also to ensure the safety of innocent bystanders. Snow boarding safety should be the prime concern for all snow boarders, because it is considered an extreme sport and therefore more dangerous than usual.

So, in the interests of safety for snow boarders and their spectators, I have put a number of safety tips together below.

The first thing to do is to verify the quality of the snow board. Look for damage and particularly cracks and splits. The board comes under a great deal of stress whilst in use and you do not need it to disintegrate when you are travelling at speed.

When inspecting the board, check that it is the correct size for you – in other words, is there adequate room for you to put your feet on it comfortably? Using the correct size board will allow you to exercise your skill without impediment.

After making certain that the snow board is suitable, you should make certain that you have the correct protective clothing. One obvious need is staying warm and another is being able to see where you are going. While you are travelling at high speeds, small flecks of snow and debris can become very painful and even blind you temporarily, so make certain that you are wearing protective goggles.

However, the goggles should be of a sufficient safety level, say, polycarbonate, and should also offer UV protection – UVa, UVb and UVc, if possible. Oakley make safety glasses and goggles of this type.

Make sure that your underwear is warm and then it will not matter very much what outer clothing you put on as long as it is waterproof and tear-resistant. Make certain that you are well padded, so that when you take that predestined fall, there is less chance of you breaking bones.

Next, ensure that your inner body is sufficiently maintained. Exercising in the snow and staying warm necessitates the expenditure of energy, so be certain that you have some. While it is not recommended that you eat heartily immediately before exercising for fear of cramps, you do have to have consumed something with calories in it and you should make certain that your body is adequately hydrated.

Think about taking some emergency supplies with you too. Snow boarding is a dangerous sport so it is easily possible that you could suffer a bad fall and have to wait for an emergency rescue, which can take a time and the weather could turn foul, so have some energy-rich chocolate and cereal bars on your person. You can eat snow to make water, but you may want to take a litre of water with you anyway.

And last, but not least, take a cell phone with you – one that has GPS, so that you can accurately phone your location to the rescue services if you have to.

Owen Jones, the author of this piece, writes on many topics, but is now concerned with Oakley safety glasses. If you would like to know more, please visit our site at Safety Glasses Bifocal

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