s winter Olympics in his Halfpipe Snowboarding (Morgan, 2007). In the half-pipe snowboarding competition, athletes use a special half-pipe-shaped snowboard. Using the speed they gain on the slopes, the athletes come out of the rim on the other side of the pipe and perform acrobatic aerial tricks. The athletes perform the snowboarding activities on from the top of a mountain where they should ski downwards (Barr & Moran, 2003). The construction of the snowboard track is much more complex since the engineers must ensure that it is highly sloppy for the provision of kinetic transition energy from potential energy.ABS Sandwich/Sidewall Construction-The first type of the sidewall is the ABS Sidewall. This is the part where the snowboard layer is paved flat. The main purpose of the ABS sidewall is to protect the core of the snowboard. This design is good since it protects the core through reduction of the pressure exerted from the edge (Mechanics of Sport, 2007). The effectiveness of this design is that it is good for athletes’ free riding since it transmits pressure towards the snowboard edges well.Cap Construction- The second type refers to the Cap Construction. The top sheet and the fiberglass layers cover the core of the snowboard to seal the edges. Although this type of design makes the snowboard much lighter and gives it a snap, most engineers are not using it nowadays (Barr & Moran, 2003). Winter Olimpic Games.
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