Snowboarding has gained incredibly in popularity over the past few years and is now one of the most loved winter sports. It is a great way to stay active and enjoy the wintertime, and even children can try snowboarding which is always a lot of fun. Anyone who is just getting started in the sport is going to need to get all the right apparel and equipment so they are prepared for the sport and can do it safely. It will also be wise if you take time and learn snowboarding terms.
There are a lot of different snowboarding terms that are used and which are important to become familiar with. You do not want to end up lost when you get out on the slopes so it will be worth it to get a bit more educated on the lingo. One of the most commonly used snowboarding terms is accessory man. More experienced boarders will often laugh at people who have all this gear and not a clue what to do with it.
It basically shows that you are new to the sport if you have all these different accessories and probably not a clue how to use half of them. Another of the snowboarding terms you are likely to hear on the slopes is airdog. An airdog is a snowboarder who is always doing aerial jumps. If you ever fall in the snow, this is called a bail.
Snowboarders are always looking for corduroys as these are freshly groomed trails of snow. Boarders always love fresh powder so you will probably hear snowboarders often saying how they wish they could find a corduroy. The term dry slope is used in places where there is not always a lot of snow. You may also hear the term dry slope used.
This is when someone makes their own snow hill because they live in an area that is not getting enough snow. These are just the basic snowboarding terms. It will take time and it takes a lot more than just learning the vocabulary to become a true snowboarder. Then you will feel a lot more comfortable and at ease when you are snowboarding and make friends out on the hills as well.