Snowboarding Lingo: Snowboard Terminology
Boarder Talk: Talk like a Snowboarding Champ: Snowboard Terminology
Snowboard Culture has its own unique flavor including music, apparel, and language. Many snowboarders speak their own language and create new terms to describe new moves. Familiarize yourself with snowboard lingo to fit in with the crowd on the mountain. Here are a few interesting terms used by snowboarders. Ask us about Snowboarding in Maine or share your comments.
Any maneuver in the halfpipe where you rotate 180 or more degrees in the uphill direction.
Riding with your left foot in the forward position.
Riding with your right foot in the forward position.
Riding backwards, meaning the opposite direction than your usual stance.
Turning your back downhill when coming off a jump, flipping 540 and landing fakie or rotating 720 and landing regular.
Over-exagerating body positions when doing tricks, often giving the legs the appearance of being extended or stretched to the maximum degree.
Hitting an object with your snowboard.
A riding stance where heels are together and toes point outward away from one another.
To ride objects such as boxes and handrails with a snowboard.
To ride as hard as possible.
To ride backside against the upward slope, toe side forward, zigzagging sideways down like a falling leaf, usually a novice move.
A hopping motion achieved by lifting first the front foot, then the rear foot before springing off the tail of the snowboard.
A reversed Ollie, leading with the rear foot first.
Rolling Down the Windows
The spinning of your arms wildly in the air in an attempt to regain balance.
The event of an epic crash large enough to lose your hat and mittens on the slope.
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