Longboard Terms

June 27, 2009 · Filed Under Longboard · Comment 

To stand up and assume the open arms position to increase wind drag and reduce speed while skating.
When you fall off your board and hit the ground.
A defect in manufacturing, often used to describe a board. Such as I got this sweet deal on a “blem board”.
If you are bro down you are friends with a representative of a company, getting free gear, boards, sticker t-shirts or at least a discount.
The curved rise from the middle of a board towards the outside edges perpendicular to the length of a deck.
The state wheels reach when they are worn to the point that the the diameter of the wheel is wider on one side than the other. Often happens to wheels that are drifted and slid to excess.

When the highest point of your board is in the center, and as the board goes towards the edges, it drops down.

When you knock out atleast more than one person in the beginning of a race.

The hardness of the wheel. Measured on the Shore A scale for urethane wheels.
The fastest line down a hill.

Placing a foot on the ground and dragging it to reduce speed.

What happens when you step on your wheel while pushing.

Any old person who yells at you for no good reason while you are skating.

A young rider or someone new to the sport.

A rider who thinks they are better than they are. A rider who is a danger to themselves and others.

The infamous Ninja Bomb Squad, a skate crew dedicated to teaching an advancing the warrior nature of skating.
A poker run is a great way to unite skaters and benefit a good cause. At the start of the poker run all riders hop on their boards, give their donation, and receive their first playing card. Once everyone has received their first card they ride to the second stop where they then receive their second playing card. This pattern continues for the third and fourth stop allowing for an easy evening of cruising with fellow riders. At the fifth stop each rider is given their last card and the opportunity to trade up to 3 cards for 3 new ones, just as in a regular game of poker. Once everyone has had the opportunity to trade out cards the hands are compared. We award shwag to the highest and lowest hand along with fastest time and whatever else we deem appropriate. After all the shwag is distributed it’s time to kick back, eat, and enjoy some live music together.

A collection of (usually 3 or more) Longboard skateboards.

What results when unprotected flesh meets the quickly passing surface of the street.

The opposite of camber. When the board sags down in the middle so it is slightly lower to the ground. Usually only used on cruiser boards.
A shortboard that has been modified to accommodate a set of longboard trucks and wheels on the nose and tail.
Any period of time spent riding a particular terrain or area. It can be scheduled or random. A session tends to be more than one rider. However the intensity of the session is left up to the individual rider.

is the act of hitching a ride on the rear bumper of a car. The skitched vehicle can either be aware of their load or unaware. When the skitcher is discovered by a previously unaware driver, the driver’s reaction is sometimes negative.

is the art of enjoying a dancing jog or a run while sidewalk-surfing a skateboard both short and preferably long distances on mostly flat terrain surfaces with the main objective: a roll your own exercise, tight rope ride on wheels while one totally transitions/transfers their weight from one side to the other while leg/knee/ankle/foot pushing the skateboard forward in either a straight or curved direction.

To cut into a persons line when they are about to take a run. This is generally done in a humorous way but in the wrong place at the wrong time it can result in a board to the head.
When you are going down a hill and your board starts to swerve back and forth uncontrolably. Usually followed by a statement unfit for repeating. Can be avoided by carving out of them, tightening your trucks or learning to soften up your legs and knees.
Mongo – Pushing, Braking with the front foot
Grabbing your board between your knees, instead of behind your back knee. Considered improper by some, as well as critically altering your center of balance which is dangerous for anyone.

As the name implies a bail in which you attempt to fly, as you may well find out man was not intended to fly.
When you bail and one side of your rear has less traction than the other.
What happens when wheel meets deck, often the result of wheels too large or trucks too loose. It usually results in a superman style flight threw the air. See also road rash.

A bail where your legs shoot up into the air and you slap the ground full body.

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