Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Lauren Traub Teton quoted as Snowboard Safety Advocate founder  and snowboard safety advocate Lauren Traub Teton was quoted in the Poughkeepsie Journal on snowboard protective gear for The National Ski Areas Association’s 14th Annual National Safety Awareness Week, Jan. 19–27, 2013.

Skiing: Tips to keep snowboarders safe
by Julia Carlson Rosenblatt

Excerpt of the article

"Snowboard experts suggest that riders can minimize injury by wearing wrist guards, knee pads, and elbow pads, just as skate boarders and inline skaters do. Also a tailbone protector. Riders can improvise this by stuffing lots of bubble wrap in the back of their pants, or they may buy a product made specifically for snowboarding.Lauren Traub Teton of Pound Ridge, an avid rider and snowboard advocate, maintains a website with good advice for riders ( She recommends products that have worked well for her. She never rides without protective gear. Lest you be concerned about how you will look with all that protective equipment, I have been out on the slopes with her several times and never noticed it. What I notice most is her enthusiasm and skill, which is certainly enhanced by her knowing she has done her best to prevent injury.

As in skiing, common reflexive habits can lead to disaster. Because of the way snowboarders usually fall, the first reaction to a loss of balance is to extend the hands out to catch oneself. No wonder the most common injury is to the wrist. Traub Teton recommends that when you feel yourself losing balance, make a fist with your hands with the thumb outside, relax as much as you can, and try to spread the impact evenly over your knees and forearms if you fall forward. Wearing kneepads will make it easier to absorb impact on your knees, and tailbone protection will make a backward fall less harmful."

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