It’s important to note that protecting the spine is just as crucial as the head, especially when kids practise a board sport such as snowboarding, skiing or mountain biking. In this type of discipline, kids’ behaviour in the face of danger isn’t the same as an adult might have. A skier coming from behind, a patch of ice, changing terrain, a stone in the middle of the track... Faced with these obstacles, kids can quickly lose control and fall. This isn’t such a big problem, provided their head and back are well protected. Regardless of their level, we recommend back protection for kids as early as possible. Their bodies are still growing, so a head or back injury at this age can have consequences in adult life.