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    Posted: Feb/20/2007 at 3:03am

The Art of Grabs

Mute

Grabbing the board’s toe edge between the bindings with the front hand is a Mute grab. But why ‘Mute’? Well, a deaf skater called Chris Weddle was one of the first skaters to execute this trick and, so legend has it, Alan Losi’s father saw Chris pulling the trick at The Ranch Pro/Am contest in 1981 and called the trick ‘mute’ as Chris was quiet and has speech difficulties due to his deafness. Yeah, perhaps not the most thoughtful thing in the world (Chris was lucky not to have been beaten and napalmed for being different) but nevertheless the name stuck.

Slob

According to the centre of disinformation, Google.com, the Slob was first invented by Blair Watson. This is basically a Mute grab on the frontside wall or in a frontside spin. Bone the tail. Maybe the dude was fat and messy, I dunno.

Method

An air where you grab the heel edge with your front hand and pull the board up, arching your back. The name ‘Method’ was coined by skateboarder Neil Blender, who described this grab as a method for achieving higher airs.

Nosegrab

Front hand grabs the nose of the board. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. Pushing down the tail with your back leg usually makes this trick a hell of a lot easier.

Tailgrab

Back hand on the tail. Mmm, tail. Poke out the nose, and it’ll be easier to reach the tail. No-one said some of this wasn’t as obvious as a sock on a man’s nose.

Indy

Its uncertain origin, as well as the misuse of its name, can best be described by the email sent by my colleague, English editor Tom Copsey. "I couldn't find out where Indy got its name. Scalp mentioned it was something to do with (in skateboarding) the way you went round in the air coming out of the vert ramp looking like how the cars go round the Indy 500 car race thingy. I dunno. Though remember, an Indy can only be done on the backside wall of the pipe. On the frontside wall it's just a frontside air. So an Indy really is only a backside trick but snowboarding has bastardised the language (like the Americans did to the Queen's English) as to mean grabbing with the back hand between the bindings for spins and shit. Though trick Nazis will still slaughter innocents who call a frontside air in the snowboard halfpipe a frontside Indy... Tata. Tom."

This trick is done with your back hand between your bindings on your toe edge. Usually boning out the nose.

Meloncholy

A Sad plant or Sad air was any one in which involved grabbing with the front hand on the heel side behind the front foot and boning out the front leg. When street skaters worked out how to do an ollie to sad air, they ingeniously dubbed it a Melanchollie (melancholy = sad, thus ollie to sad air, geddit?) Over time and with the inevitable bastardisation of skate lingo by its younger, mountain-based brother, any backside grab became a shortened version of Melanchollie – Melon – though really these should have the front leg boned out to truly be entitled to the name.

Lien

Grabbing the heel edge with your front hand (just like a melon) whilst airing frontside. Invented by Neil Blender who, when asked how he did them, replied that you have to lean into it. As it’s kinda a backside air but all funny and backwards and shit, and was invented by Blender, and sounds the same as lean, it is now spelt L.I.E.N. – ‘Neil’ backwards.

Stalefish

In 1985, Hawk, Mullen and Mountain were on a skate summer camp in Stockholm, Sweden, when Tony started trying a new grab: backhand, heel edge with the arm around the back leg. To quote from Occupation: Skateboarder: “At the time, almost every grab was done and defined. The only way that hadn’t was to grab with your back hand around your back leg and between you

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  Quote evernod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/21/2007 at 1:58am
i say no one copies it from the magazine. seems like a colossal waste of time.
i found this a long time ago and have referred to it several times. not perfect, but helpful.

http://expn.go.com/glossary/snb/index.html


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SNOWBOARDING TERMS AND TRICKS
 
1/1/2006
 
Snowboarding definitely has its own set of terminology. Since Webster’s hasn’t introduced snowboarding terms into the dictionary yet, here’s a quick translation so you’re not left in the dark.

Stance Types
There are two terms that refer to the way a snowboarder stands on a snowboard:
  • Regular: Someone who rides with the left foot forward.
  • Goofy: Someone who rides with the right foot forward.
Riding Switch
Also known as riding fakie, this is when a rider snowboards in the opposite direction that they are normally accustomed to. So the rider is, in a sense, riding backwards. For example, when riding switch, a regular-footed rider rides with the right foot forward, or a goofy-footed rider rides with the left foot forward.

COMMON FREESTYLE TERMS AND TRICKS
The following are some common terms you might hear on and off the hill or if you are watching or reading about snowboarding competitions.

Halfpipe Spins
Rotating in the pipe is different than spinning off a kicker or jump. A 360 off a kicker means the rider takes off facing forward, spins a complete rotation and then lands facing forward. Because of re-entry, this is different in the pipe. When the rider spins a 360 in the pipe, he or she actually lands facing switch or backwards. When a rider does a 540 in the pipe, he or she lands facing forward, and so on.

Standard Maneuvers and Terms
Air to Fakie: A trick in the halfpipe where the wall is approached riding forward, no rotation is made, and the snowboarder lands riding backwards.

Backside: There are two definitions of backside in snowboarding terms: 1) The backside of the snowboard is the side where the heels rest. 2) Backside also refers to the wall of a halfpipe. The backside wall of a halfpipe depends on each rider’s stance and is the wall that your back faces when riding straight down the pipe.

Backside Air: Any air performed on the backside wall of the halfpipe.

Backside Rotation: A rotation in which you spin back first into a rotation, i.e. spinning clockwise for a regular-footer and counter-clockwise for a goofy-footer.

Bone Out: During a grab, when the front leg is extended out while the back leg is crunched inward with the knee towards the chest.

Caballerial (Cab 3): The rider begins fakie, spins 360, and lands riding forward. Named after skateboarding guru Steve Caballero.

Frontside: There are two definitions of frontside in snowboarding terms: 1) The frontside of the snowboard is the side where the toes rest. 2) Frontside also refers to the wall of a halfpipe. The frontside wall of a halfpipe depends on each rider’s stance and is the wall that your toes point to when riding straight down the pipe.

Frontside Air: A true Frontside Air is performed on the frontside wall of a halfpipe and with a frontside grab. In the frontside grab, the rider has his/her rear hand between the bindings on the toe edge. In this particular maneuver, the front leg is usually boned. Also, a Frontside Air can be any air performed on the frontside wall of the halfpipe.

Alley-oop: A term to describe any spin trick in the halfpipe where the rider rotates in an uphill direction; rotating backside on a frontside wall or rotating frontside on a backside wall.

Inverted Maneuvers
Haakon Flip: A backflip 720 done in the halfpipe where the rider approaches the normal backside wall riding fakie. At the lip of the pipe, the rider flips backward into the pipe while rotating<
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Hey, where's the Nosencholy?
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Originally posted by hoon

SNOWBOARDING TERMS AND TRICKS
 
1/1/2006


Buttering: Applying pressure to the nose or tail of the board to spread style on the hill.


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All these terms confuse the hell out of me.Shocked
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