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    Default Skateboard Dictionary.

    Skateboard Dictionary
    *I searched Sb-c and nothing came up so i should be good.
    More Pics coming soon!

    TRICKS/TERMS

    Pop: A simple trick maneuver where the skater slams his/her tail down as he jumps into the air. Causing his/her board do pop off the ground.

    Backside/Frontside: Backside is when the tail of your skateboard goes inback of you, and frontside is when the tail goes infront of you.

    Goofy/Regular: Goofy is riding your board with right foot forward, and left foot pushing. Regular is when you skate with you left foot forward and right foot pushing.

    Mongo Footed: People who skate mongo push with their front foot instead of their back foot.

    Grind: Sliding on an object (like a curb, ledge, rail, etc.) using your trucks. For example: 5-0, 50-50, nosegrind, etc.

    Slide: Sliding on an object (Such as rail, curb, ledge, etc.) using your deck. For example, boardslide, tailslide, noseslide, bluntslide, etc.

    Fakie: Riding backward on your skateboard.

    Degrees: Measurement that describes spins, or measuring circles. In skateboarding, describes rotations. For example, 180 degrees (1/2 spin) 360 degrees (1 whole spin) 540 degrees (1 1/2 spin) 720 degrees (2 whole spins) 900 degree (2 1/2 spins) And so on.

    Credit-Carded: When the skateboard flips vertically, and hits you in the groin. Ouch...Just thinking about it makes my nuts hurt...

    Razortail: If the tail of your skateboard is worn down, making it thin and sharp, is razortail. Razortail reduces pop, and that's bad. Cause by popping your board or dragging your tail to stop your board.

    Chickenfoot: When you are scared of getting hurt while performing a trick, you may land with 1 foot or no feet at all. That's called chicken foot. Don't worry, I'm currently searching for a cure.

    Switch: Riding your skateboard opposite stance. (Regular, skate goofy. Goofy, skate regular)

    Ollie: Popping the board into the air in order to jump over and object or gap. The board will be attached to the feet.

    Kickflip: Popping the board into the air, and flicking your toes at the concave of your board, allowing the board to flip its full rotation, and landing on it.

    Manual: While rolling, lifting the front trucks off the ground and keep riding. Also called the "Wheelie" by noobs or bikers.

    *More Definitions of Tricks and Terms coming soon!
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    SKATEBOARD/SKATEPARK PARTS.

    Deck: The flat, wooden part of the skateboard you stand on. Usually 7 plys of wood, with a graphic on bottom.
    Example of a skateboard deck.

    Trucks: The metal part of your skateboard that holds the wheels. Attached to your deck. The parts of the trucks include: Base, axle, kingpin, hanger and bushings.
    skateboard trucks.

    Baseplate: The bottom part of your trucks that are bolted into the deck.

    Axle: Hold the wheels on the to the trucks. Its metal, and runs through the hanger.

    Hangar: The basic part of the skateboard truck. The part you grind with.

    Bushings: The kind of rubbery things in your trucks. 2 per truck. Makes your ride more flexible. Depends on how tight your trucks are.
    Skateboard Bushings.

    Wheels: Obvious what they are. The part of the board that allows you to roll.

    Bearings: 2 per wheel. Makes the wheels roll, basically. They're round, and they're made of stell or ceramic.
    skateboard bearings.

    Griptape: On the top of your skateboard deck, there is that black grippy sandpaper-like tape called griptape. Its there so your foot doesnt slide off when you skate.

    Risers: They're optional. They are flexible rubber sheets that go inbetween the baseplate and the deck. Used for a higher ride, or to reduce impact pressure.

    Nose/Tail: The nose is the front part of the board, and the tail is the back.

    Concave: The part where the board begins to curve up. Also know as the "pocket".

    Halfpipe: A U shaped ramp used for vert skating.

    Quarterpipe: Half a halfpipe.

    Funbox: A box or table connected to 2 or more ramps. It can have a rail or something too.
    Picture of a funbox.

    Rails: A metal placed in skateparks, used fron grinds or slides.
    A skateboard rail.

    *More definitions of skateboard parts coming soon!

    If there is something i missed, post some definitions and i might add them up here. Thanks!
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    Slap tried this years ago. However his was way more complex. Good luck with it.

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    k/

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    Ok

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    Good luck wasting your time trying to perfectly elaborate what everybody already knows by now.

    I'm sure that everyone that comes to this skateboard forum would know what all of that was before they even got here. Just saying.

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    Seems like a copy and paste.

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    5/10
    work on your thread
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    #amidoinitrite

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker_skater View Post
    Seems like a copy and paste.
    dout it

    /sarcasm

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    Quote Originally Posted by baker_skater View Post
    Seems like a copy and paste.
    How?
    Quote Originally Posted by PurpleSk8erBMPP6
    Slap tried this years ago. However his was way more complex. Good luck with it.
    Im not even done with it yet.
    Last edited by Volcom_Skate; 03-19-2008 at 08:46 PM.

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    don't even bother doing this, it won't work
    Quote Originally Posted by kickflip5050 View Post
    I have a webcam. The girl I like doesnt. Well, she told me to take my shirt off. I did.blah blah blah. So I'm IMing her, while shes watching me with no shirt on. She tells me to do the Soulja Boy..... I did. Hahahha. All fun and games right? Wrong. I call my best friend and talk to him and he tells me that she had a friend over and they were both watching me and laughing at me.


    I feel so embarrassed right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sk4trMike13 View Post
    don't even bother doing this, it won't work
    Well, i tried...

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    Your sigs hilarious.

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    it will FAIL. sorry dude
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    yeah theres too many skateeboarding definitions to write them all down. but yeah i think its gonna fail too,

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    well i think ur explanation of frontside and backside was good bcus no matter how many people tried 2 explain it 2 me it never made sense i knew which was which but not y, now i get it.
    Walkin is 4 chumps... I sk8

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    It's not worth the work you put into this because it's already been down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kryznizzle View Post
    well i think ur explanation of frontside and backside was good bcus no matter how many people tried 2 explain it 2 me it never made sense i knew which was which but not y, now i get it.
    SEE GUYS, i told you it would help.

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    i have a cure for chickenfoot.......stop being a bitch
    hahaha jp

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    A skating dictionary is dumb. This stuff shouldn't be written in stone and analyzed, it should be learned from friends and skating buddies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Volcom_Skate View Post
    SEE GUYS, i told you it would help.
    Hahahahahahaha, just quit this site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kas View Post
    A skating dictionary is dumb. This stuff shouldn't be written in stone and analyzed, it should be learned from friends and skating buddies.

    amen to that bro

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    what about,
    snake burn/bite- a rugburn type action from falling on a surface finished with masonite
    to snake- to cut someone off from a run
    bail- to fall
    ledge- the corner of a block
    angle iron- metal edging used for grinding
    wax- a substance used to make slides easier
    euro gap- a kicker to a gap to a flat
    german- kicker to obstacle (barrel or something) to another kicker
    set- a set of stairs
    ___ set- an example of how many stairs there are in a set (ex-15 set)
    hubba- a kicker to flat to kicker
    pyramid-a kicker to a sideways kicker
    kicker- a diagonal incline
    mob- a flip that over flips and bounces away
    bank- a flat kicker
    up ledge- a ledge that has been angled diagonally
    gnar- awasomeness
    gnarly- awasome
    sick-awasome
    dope-awasome
    polebank- a double sided bank angled down with angle iron on top.
    c-ledge- a curved ledge
    sea ledge- a ledge that curves upwards and downwards
    miniramp- a small halfpipe with less of a verticle incline
    gap- any two skateable obstacles with a space in between them skated as one
    wall- a small transition up then vert on one quarter pipe
    double set- two stair sets with a flat space somewhere in the middle skated as one
    handrail- a handrail duh
    spine- two quarter pipes put to each other's back
    polejam- a diagonally positioned pole that protrudes from the ground
    loading dock- a high ledge usually with a stair set to the side or in the middle of
    bleacher set- a type of stair set containing larger steps than the traditional dimensions
    manual pad- a raised up patch of land that is used for air trick to manual to air trick out
    double ledge- two ledges with a gap in the middle
    meh, can't really think of anything else....

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    id never heard of chickenfoot or credit carded
    but now i know
    Hakuna Matata.

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    i actually think this is a good/bad idea

    Good because then we won't have idiots in skating gettin the terms wrong and it's kinda funny

    Bad because if others(non-skaters) look at this, then we'll have more of a "preppy fag acting/dressing skater" trend going.

    But kas is a preacher. that's the true way things should be learned


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