Snowboarding : A Dangerous Sport

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People say that snowboarding is too dangerous and to hard of a sport. Snowboarding has been a big part of my life since I was in the 7th grade. My friends and I try to go up to Shasta to snowboard at least once a week. I have done all types of slopes at six different resorts, so I know by now snowboarding is a very intense and scary sport. This was definitely the hardest sport I have ever learned. Some sports such as basketball are very easy to learn and pick up on, all you have to do is get a ball and step out on a court. Snowboarding is not like that at all. It requires extreme balance and control. My first experience was the most miserable day of my life; I almost gave up and switched back to skiing. I did not know how to stop so I fell all over the place and cut everyone off.

After 7 years of experience I only want to do the super advanced slopes with jumps and moguls in them. When I was in 9th grade, I hit a jump and went 5 feet in the air. I crashed into the ground and almost broke my left wrist.

Another personal experience I have from this sport is that I worked at Shasta Ski Resort as a snowboard technician last year. That is a person who sets snowboard bindings to fit the person and make sure they fit and to get them the right size board. You cannot give a four foot tall child a snowboard that towers over his head. He will go so fast down the mountain and seriously hurt themselves. Some nights that there were not many people, our bosses would be like who wants to hit the...