STP1266: Loads Transmitted in the Practice of Snowboarding

    Bally, A
    Mechanical engineers, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Applied Mechanics, Lausanne,

    Taverney, O
    Mechanical engineers, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Laboratory for Applied Mechanics, Lausanne,

    Pages: 10    Published: Jan 1996


    Abstract

    The sport of snowboarding is increasing in popularity and seems to engender a relatively high risk of injury. The release binding specifically designed for snowboards, which at the moment is at the very beginning of its development, could contribute to a reduction of this risk.

    The aim of the present study is to define criteria for the “retention” function of the release binding, and later to establish setting recommendations.

    The loads (3 moments and 3 forces) transmitted to each boot via the binding were measured in the normal practice of snowboarding.

    The peak loads measured had high scatter and correlated poorly with individual parameters such as weight, height, and snowboarding technique; hence the establishment of setting criteria is problematic at this time.

    Keywords:

    winter sport injuries, snowboard, load measurement, release bindings


    Paper ID: STP37929S

    Committee/Subcommittee: F27.85

    DOI: 10.1520/STP37929S


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