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The Importance of Protective Gear in Learning Snowboarding

Tim Hornibrook, Australia

Tim Hornibrook received his degree in psychology from Tulane University before working as a business executive between 2002 and 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Tim Hornibrook enjoys several hobbies during his free time, including snowboarding.

Snowboarding is an adventure sport that requires progressive learning. A mistake that's often committed by beginning snowboarders is concentrating too much on skills. This focus usually results in the learner simply doing endless laps or worse, getting hurt. There are still many basic elements to cover before proceeding to skills, and one underrated consideration is the use of protective gear in training.

It is important to use protective gear when beginning to snowboard--and it is not just for protection. Protective gear also makes it easier to learn and thus expedites the learning process. Adult learners, in particular, should always get wrist guards and lacrosse shorts for starters. At the outset, beginners are expected to fall over repeatedly. Underprotected learners might become timid and consequently slower in learning, whereas adequately protected learners can brush off from their falls, get back up, and start practicing once again.

Tim Hornibrook received his degree in psychology from Tulane University before working as a business executive between 2002 and 2015 in Sydney, Australia. Tim Hornibrook enjoys several hobbies during his free time, including snowboarding.

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