TERMS SNOWBOARDERS USE AND WHAT THEY ACTUALLY MEAN
In the world of snowboarding (and really action sports in general), the slang can be very abstruse. Let's shed some light on a few of their meanings.
- •Park RatA snowboarder (or skier) who's only interested in riding the terrain park. Hitting jumps, rails and boxes. Often seen in baggy attire, getting stoked with fellow rats.
- •Getting corkedWhen a rider performs an aerial maneuver, spinning or flipping off axis.
- •Shred the gnarPerhaps the douchiest way to say "go snowboarding".
- •Take some lapsTo continually ride the same run with a group of friends.
- •Going switchWhen a rider goes down the hill facing the direction that is unnatural to them.
- •Gapera rider (typically inexperienced and unaware of snowboarding fashion trends) who has a visible gap between the top of their goggles and bottom of their beanie.
- •Fruit booterA Skier
- •Hucking itTo aggressively and carelessly attempt an aerial maneuver.
- •Boosting itTo jump/launch higher than a rider typically would.
- •Stomping itAggressively landing an aerial maneuver with perfect timing, and riding it out comfortably. Often a precursor for celebratory gang gestures and your friends getting stoked.
- •Getting stokedGetting very excited.
- •SnakeTo take someone else's turn while waiting for a feature, such as a jump or rail. "Dude just snaked my run."
- •Fat girlfriendWhen a snowboarder has whack steeze and rides with his back hand extended behind him, which resembles holding on to a fat girlfriend
- •Dropping nextA term that riders shout before approaching a large jump or rail, warning other riders to avoid collision.