Table 2

Primary mechanism of skateboard injury as stated by the injured (n=131)

Primary mechanism of injuryNo
“Loss of balance”49
Failure in performing a jump or trick34
Sudden stop caused by irregularities in the riding surface9
Foot stuck between the board and the riding surface8
Acute straining of limbs caused by own movement8
Hit by moving airborne board5
Falling when riding on steps5
Miscellaneous and non-specified13