Mr Zafar Naqui
As both your feet are fixed to your board, when you lose your balance you will have a natural tendency to land on your outstretched hands, particularly when you first start to snowboard. However, there are two things you can do to minimise your risk. Firstly, practice how to fall safely. Whether forward or backwards, keep your arms out of the way and across your chest. Secondly, purchase a pair of decent wrist guards - the longer the better.