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alpine snowboardclick to hear

Long narrow rigid snowboard that is designed to reach high speeds.
alpine snowboard edge nose tail plate binding hard boot

edge click to hear

Metal edge along the sole of the snowboard; the edge digs into the snow and makes turning possible.

nose click to hear

Front end of the snowboard; its slightly upturned curve cuts through the snow and helps to avoid catching an edge.

tail click to hear

Back end of the snowboard; unlike the tail of the freestyle snowboard, the alpine snowboard tail is not designed for going backward.

plate binding click to hear

Binding used with hard boots; it has a metal toeplate that keeps the boot firmly in place to provide maximum stability.

hard boot click to hear

Boot used for alpine events; it provides firm support and makes it possible to immediately transfer body movement to the board.