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You can get out of your bindings in as little time as it takes to swipe your hand across the strap twice (ankle and toe straps). He could do one foot and leave the other in the binding to propose.

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Anyone know what snowboarders call it when you mess up a jump and end up face planting?

 

I found the word "biff" on one website with snowboarding vocabulary, but not sure if that's the correct term to use or not?

 

And just another day or two of questions left. I'm almost finished with the story :)

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I've heard starfish, but go google famous boarders and read their blogs. That will get you in the lingo game.

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If you fall on your face and kick yourself in the back of the head it's called a scorpion. If your hat, goggles and gloves fly off it's a yard sale.

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I have read some blogs, Trog, but am running out of time. Very fast turnaround for my story. Plus this is my water cooler time ;) More fun getting input from live people, well virtual avatars, but you get the idea.

 

Okay dudes, which should I use for my hero talking about the fresh powder:

 

1) powder

2) pow

3) pow pow

 

I've seen all three used. But which would he most likely use.

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i think "fresh" is a bit more current than pow. Context would be "18 inches of fresh." The cool kids might also use the word "blower" to describe light fluffy snow.

 

pow pow is a bit dated, and used mostly in a half joking manner. pow is ok. powder is used more by recreational folks.

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Meant, Rad, not Trog above. Thx.

 

Does anyone know what someone testing a prototype board might think as they rode a new board. Something they might notice or like. She works for the company that designed it so would need to give her opinion.

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For a freestyle board, light and snappy are generally good traits.

 

Champagne describes the fluffiest new snow. If it snowed a lot over night it might be a big dump. If it's snowing really hard it's puking or dumping. You might go grab some freshies if there's a stash of deep snow you're hitting up.

 

You might get some face shots in good spots but for serious deep snow you find yourself in the white room. The white room is great in an open bowl but can be a little scary in the trees.

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Thanks, Halifax. Light and snappy will work great :)

 

Fresh, blower, white room are all new to me. Must admit all this lingo stuff is making me feel really old!

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Anyone know something that's the equivalent to getting burned, but in snowboarder terms.

 

My story's needs to be emailed at midnight so this will hopefully be the last question. Thx.

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Yaah bra, fah sho, totally say "nuked" if you wanna mean "burned".

 

Gettin' nuked means you got ragdolled, tossed, tomahawked, stuffed, whatevs, it all means "burned". But then again you could just say "shitsmacked".

 

Gettin' all up in dat knar!

 

 

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Thanks for all your help guys! :kisss: The story is live here at eharlequin if you want to see how this thread helped. Though I'll warn you, it's a romance and there are only snowboarding scenes in a couple chapters. However chapter one is one of them. A few things (lingo, etc) had to get changed in the copyediting stage. Also I had know idea Olympics was a brand you can't use or they'll sue you! Anyway I hope I didn't get snowboarding too wrong!

 

Melissa

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