Here are some key terms and definitions to keep you looking sharp in front of your knowledgeable adventurous chums!
Stay in the know with this key verbiage:
Amped (verb.): amp-ed:
-The action of being extremely excited/happy.
Bail (verb.): bay-el:
– The action of jumping/falling off your skateboard, bike, etc.
This can also mean scoop as much water out of your canoe / kayak.
Bomb (verb.): bo-mm:
-The action of going at a high rate of speed down a hill.
Bolts (adj.): boll-ts:
– A term describing when the rider has landed his feet on both bolts of the trucks on his skateboard/ A term for a perfect landing.
Bonked (adj.): Bohn-ked:
-Used to describe someone who is extremely tired.
Brappp (noun.): bra-hh-ppp
-The sound a motocross bike makes as it accelerates.
Broseph (adj.): bro-sef
-A term used for a friend.
Brown Pow (adj.): brow-neh-pa-ow
-A term used for the best dirt to mountain bike or dirt bike on.
Buttery (adj): but-er-ey
-Describing something (trick, jump or landing) that was very smooth.
Carve (verb.): car-veh
-The action of cutting back and forth down the mountain while snowboarding.
Casing it (verb.): cahs-eng-it
-The term used when a rider on a bike lands flat on his wheels, typically used when the back wheel hits first.
Cha/chi/che (inter.): chyeah/chei/chee
-A term used in place of saying yes or for sure.
Cherry Dirt (phrase.): chair-ey-dert
-A phrase used to describe good dirt to ride on. See brown pow above.
Drop-In (verb.): drahp-ien
-The action of riding your skateboard into a bowl or other downhill area.
Dialed-in (adj.): die-ald
– A term used to describe someone who is extremely focused and ready for their next action.
Endo (noun.): en-doe
-An Endo is a trick where the front-brake is pushed and the back tire comes off the ground.
Epic (adj.): eeh-pick
-A term used to describe something that is extremely cool.
Fakie (verb.): fah-keey
– An action when a skateboarder rides with his stance forward, but moves backwards.”
For days (phrase.): for-days
-A phrase that means for an extended amount of time.
Grom (adj.) gr-om
-A term used to describe a newbie into the sport of surfing.
Gnar(ly) (adj.): nar-ly
-A term used to describe that is tough or brutal.
Goofy (adj.): gew-fey
-A term for skateboarders and snowboarders that ride with their right foot forward, the opposite of regular stance.
Hairy (adj.): har-ey
-A term used for a difficult or hard situation.
Heavy (adj.): hev-ee
-An enormously large wave or feature.
Ill (adj.): ie-ll
-A term used to describe something cool or sick.
Janky (adj.): jayne-key
-A term used to describe something that isn’t up to standards.
Jibb(ing) (verb): Jib-bing
-Used to describe the action of sliding across at box, table or rail on a snowboard or skis.
Killer (adj.): kill-aer
-A term used to describe anything awesome.
Mongo (verb.): mon-go
-When a skateboarder pushes with his back foot instead of his front foot.
Nug (verb): Nuh-g
-A photo taken that is prime and exceptional.
Overshot (adj.): oh-ver-shot
-Used to describe when someone goes too far on a jump and misses the landing.
Parcozi (adj) Par-co-zee
-A term used to describe the feeling of utter relief and joy.
Pitted (adj): Pit-ted
-Used when a surfer is deep in the barrel of a wave.
Poser (adj.): poh-ser
-A term used for people who try to be cool or try way too hard.
Pow (noun): Pah-ouh
-A term used to describe deep fluffy snow (powder).
Rad (adj.): rah-d
-Used to describe anything cool or awesome. Great movie too!
Roost (adj): roo-st
-Dirt that is sprayed out/kicked up in the action of riding a mountain bike or dirt bike.
Righteous (adj.): rye-t-ous
-A term for anything that is rad or cool.
Schwap (adj.): Scwa-ph
-A term for anything that sucks or is bad.
Scrub (noun.): Scrah-bub
-A down-low tucking move over a jump for all bike sports.
Sending it (phrase.): Senh-ding-it
– [Physically] A phrase for launching yourself off a jump. [Mentally] The feeling of commitment. “Sometimes you just gotta SEND IT!” – Larry Enticer
Session (noun.): Sesh-un
-A word for a long, extended ride.
Shred (verb.): Shreh-d
-An action of riding hard through a course in any action sport.
Sketch (adj.): ska-etch
-A word describing something that is scary and tough.
Snap (noun.): Snah-p.
-The snap is the cut-off on the top of a wave.
– A descriptive word used when a person lands a clean trick with style.
– Used in place of excited or happy.
-The normal stance on a skateboard, left foot forward on the board.
-Used to describe someone who is going hard down a course. See Shred above.
Rockledge Park (noun.)
– The place you need to visit next!
-Used to describe tricky, precise and intricate tricks.