Snowboarding is such a pain in the ass. No, really, it’s literally a pain in the ass.
For a sport played on snow, snowboarding involves a lot of falling and getting tripped over. Beginners are likely to fall over more often than seasoned experts, but with less chances of a major injury. Professionals can handle themselves well and rarely fall over. But when they do fall over, the consequences are more likely to be severe.
Snowboarding Safety Gear
Here are some basic facts about snowboarding safety gear:
The wrist band and butt pad are your basic safety gear, the amateur snowboarder’s best friend. If it’s your first time snowboarding, take it from us, it’s going to hurt a lot, especially around the wrist and butt areas. You can buy a pair of wrist bands or wear gloves with built-in wrist bands. The newer butt pads are made of very light and soft material and are quite comfortable, too.
For intermediate players, the full pad is recommended. This body gear is designed to protect your joints—elbows, knees, shoulders—whenever you trip or fall over. It’s also quite comfortable and flexible to wear, if we might add.
For seasoned experts, a snowboarding helmet is necessary. Believe us, you’re going to be doing a lot of death-defying jumps with all that confidence you have frpm being called an expert, and to pull those off without a helmet is sheer stupidity. Wear a helmet and live to see the next jump.
The best case scenario is the snowboarder ending up with only minor bruises; the worst case scenario would be to incur a major injury with the snowboarder not being able to ride again for the rest of his or her life.