Snowboarding Slang 101

Snowboarding Slang 101

Are you new to the snowboarding scene and struggling to keep up with the slang? Or maybe you've been riding for a while but still can't decipher some of the terminology. Well, fear not, my fellow shred-heads! We're here to give you a crash course in snowboarding slang.

Firstly, let's get one thing straight: Douk stands for David Ombler UK - the guy who founded it all in 2013. Everyone always asks us if it's Do UK, as if we're some sort of underground secret society of snowboarders. We wish we were that cool, but alas, we're just passionate riders who wanted to bring our love of snowboarding to the masses.

  1. Shred the Gnar - This means to ride aggressively and with style. When you're shredding the gnar, you're the coolest person on the mountain.

  2. Pow - Short for powder, this term refers to fresh, untouched snow. There's nothing quite like the feeling of carving through pow on a Douk board.

  3. Face Shot - When you ride through deep powder, it kicks up and covers your face. It's a sign that you're riding some seriously epic conditions.

  4. Gaper - This is a derogatory term for someone who looks like a beginner. You don't want to be a gaper on the mountain.

  5. Jib - To jib means to ride over or slide across obstacles like rails, boxes, and other features in the park. By the way the Minister perfect for jibbing, so give it a go!

  6. Yard Sale - This is what happens when you fall hard enough to lose all your gear. Your board, bindings, and goggles are strewn about like they're up for sale in a yard. It's embarrassing, but it happens to the best of us.

  7. Stoked - This means excited or happy, and it's how you feel when you're riding a Douk board. Trust us, you'll be stoked every time you hit the mountain.

So there you have it, a crash course in snowboarding slang. Now that you're armed with this knowledge, you'll be able to impress your friends and fit right in on the mountain. Keep shredding!

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