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To race down the course in the fastest time possible or to win the competition against one’s competitor, it depends upon the discipline in which the athlete is competing.
Men and women compete as individuals or in teams in various disciplines of para-snowboarding.
The racing course of Para-snowboarding covers a distance of around 400-900 meters and has vertical drops of 100-240 meters for both men’s and women’s races. The course consists of alternating gates. The course of the banked slalom is a medium pitched slope and consists of plenty of dips and bumps and usually a U-shape/natural valley. The snowboard-cross event takes place on man-made courses made from a variety of terrain attributes like bank turns. The course for giant slalom consists of a medium pitched slope with various grades.
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