Snowboarding Tricks And What They Mean

 By: Jessica A
Alright, so maybe it isn't exactly your thing to be able to hop on a snowboard in the winter cold and start doing flips, turns or getting big air off the top of a mountain. While there are many people who get really big thrills from completing insane snowboarding tricks, they are not for everyone.

Even if you haven't been able to conquer the slopes you will still want to talk to your friends about it and actually understand what the conversation is about. So we have put together a nice little cheat sheet for you to use so you can sound and talk just like a pro snowboarder. Here is some snowboarding tricks terminology.

Big Air - I am sure everyone has probably heard of this term before. You probably heard it yourself and didn't really understand exactly what they were talking about and that is alright. Big Air simply means that a snowboarder gains speed going up the side up a half pip and then he flips the board at the top into the air.

Of course, the point is to go as high as humanly possible, then land it smoothly only to get to the other side of the half pipe and try it again. Yep, I know. These snowboarders are very brave.

Switch - When a trick is done in 'switch' that means it was done while snowboarding backwards.

Ollie - This is a way in which the snowboarder attempts to catch a lot of air by lifting the board with the front foot, and then the back by springing off the tail of the board.

Speed Check - This means to ride sideways in order to slow down.

Scream - A scream is a hill so steep that you will probably be screaming the entire ride down.

Jib - Riding on something other than snow, such as cement, rails, grass, etc.

So you may not be talented to do all these tricks yourself, or maybe you just don't want to risk breaking your neck to do them. That's alright. At least now you can talk with your friends without sounding like a total noob.
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