As snowboarding is now one of the most popular sports in the world, it is not surprising that more and more people are getting interested in it. 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. You will just need to make sure you have all the right apparel and equipment first. It will also be helpful to take time and learn the different snowboarding terms, as these terms are what snowboarders use to communicate with each other and feel special by having their own language.
Once you are out on the slopes you are going to hear snowboarders talking to each other and it will sound like they are speaking another language. If you do not know the different snowboarding terms it is going to sound like babble to you and you will have no idea what they are talking about. That includes the term accessory man, which is used to describe a lot of novice boarders. The experienced boarders will often use this as a sort of joke to make fun of new snowboarders who have every piece of snowboarding gear imaginable.
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. The term airdog is used on boarders who prefer to be airborne, doing aerial jumps rather than wheelies and other tricks. If you ever see a snowboarder fall off a rail, trip or otherwise fall down you will say that they bailed. Corduroy is another common term used in snowboarding.
The term corduroy is used to describe a trail that has just been freshly groomed and which has a finely ridged surface. Boarders love fresh powder because it gives such a smooth ride. If you ever hear a boarder saying they wish they could find a corduroy, now you know what they are talking about. You may also hear the term dry slope used.
If you ever hear someone call you dude on the hills do not take offense. These are just the basic snowboarding terms. It can get some taking used to when you are first introduced to the world of snowboarding but after a while it will come naturally. The more you learn the more comfortable you will be and you will find it a lot easier to introduce yourself to new people while you are out there riding the hills.