Tuesday, November 6, 2012


Melnick, Meredith. "Skiers vs. Snowboarders: Who Gets Injured More?" The Huffington Post. TheHuffingtonPost.com, 31 Jan. 2012. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/31/skiers-vs-snowboarders-more-injuries_n_1242455.html>.
            The Huffington Post has taken statistics from the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and compared the injury risks between skiers and snowboarders.  After researching the data presented by the AOSS and found that snowboarders have a much higher risk of injuring their back, wrists, and heads. Furthermore, skiers were seventeen more likely to injure their knees than snowboarders.  The Huffington Post is a world renowned newspaper and a very credible source to draw information from.
"Ski Size Chart & Buyer's Guide." Ski, Snowboard, Wakeboard, Skateboard & the Freshest Clothes. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.evo.com/how-to-choose-skis-size-chart-and-guide.aspx>.
The authors of evo.com are experts in skiing and ski equipment.  They have pooled all of their knowledge together to create a set of in depth charts and graphs to help beginner’s find the correct sizes and types of skis, boots, and bindings.  From decades of experience, the writers of evo.com are an excellent source to draw information from.
"Skiing vs Snowboarding." - How to Decide. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.snowboarding-essentials.com/info/guide/snowboarding/skiing.html>.
Snowboarding essentials is fantastic website for snowboarders with accurate instructions for anything from equipment to expert level courses.  The article comparing skiing versus snowboarding had great detail describing the differences of skiing and snowboarding in first person going down the mountain.
Lund, Morton. "Skiing Heritage -- Alpine History." Skiing Heritage -- Alpine History. International Skiing History Association, 2006. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://skiinghistory.org/classic/history.html>.
Skiing History.org posted a short story, Skiing Heritage (Lund 1996), that gave a nine thousand word summary on the history of skiing.  The author properly listed their sources and where they found the information presented in the story.  The entire process was backed by the International Skiing History Association, a very credible source to find history on skiing. 

Baldwin, Sam. "Snowboarding Vs Skiing: The Dying Feud." - SnowSphere. N.p., Jan. 2006. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.snowsphere.com/special-features/snowboarding-vs-skiing-the-dying-feud>.
Sam Baldwin is the author, editor, and founder of snowsphere.com, he also wrote a book on the feud of snowboarders and skiers.  After researching his name and background, I found him to be a legitimate author to use information from.  He has had a few books published between skiing and snowboarding.
"SNOW AND WEATHER CONDITIONS." Snow and Weather Conditions. N.p., n.d. Web. 06 Nov. 2012. <http://www.mechanicsofsport.com/snow_weather.html>.
The authors and editors of Mechanics of Sports have conducted research on the weather conditions suitable for skiing and snowboarding.  All of their columns were laid out properly with in depth information. I found them to be a very accurate source from my personal experience skiing. 

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