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Snowboarding

Going down a hill, fast, with your feet strapped to a board

Snowboarding is a winter sport that typically takes place on mountain or other slope. Both feet of the participant are bound to a single board, either the right or left foot in front. The visual is similar to that of surfing, only a snowboard is typically shorter than the person riding it.

People generally have a preference for right or left for forward. Left for forward is called riding "regular" and right foot forward is called riding "goofy". Generally right handed people tend to prefer riding regular, however better snowboarders are capable or riding either regular or goofy.

Most snowboards are bi-directional, so despite the foot arrangement the snowboarder can ride either way, though some boards are directional, meaning a rider cannot change the direction of the ride without adjusting their boot bindings.

Since a snowboard is not designed, as skis are, to pop loose during a tumble, and as both feet are attached to the same board, snowboarding lends itself to jumps and aerial tricks. Many ski resorts have snowboard parks with half-pipes, jumps and other equipment specifically designed for a snowboard's unique abilities.


Source: Wikipedia


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