Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Snowboarding Ethnography Project

All this week I will be conducting some important ethnographic research into snowboarding. By experiencing it for myself, I hope to get insights into the problems and emotions that a "real" snowboarder faces.

I arrived in Salt Lake City, Utah yesterday and am about to leave for the slopes and take my first round of lessons. Not having snowboarded before, I expect to spend a lot of time on my rear end and knees. But I will be wearing plenty of protective gear: wrist guards, knee and elbow pads, and a helmet.

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