Feel like the language of action sports is leaving you behind? Want to fake your way through a conversation with a skater? Can’t quite crack that BMX clique?
You’re in luck. Here’s your guide to the most commonly used and useful phraseology in action sports. Gnarly!
Noun. Derisory term used for an unpopular or out of favour skater.
Use: Don’t hang with Gillian, she’s an armpit.
[pron. buhsh hu.nee]
Adjective. In lieu of the appropriate facilities, the activity of using a makeshift toilet.
Use: What’s Simon doing in the trees? He’s looking for some Bush Honey.
[pron. buht-er huhmp]
Noun. Poor, unsitable,or badly maintained terrain.
Use: Conditions were terrible. There were Butter Humps for days, son.
[pron. kan.dee kurhsh]
Verb. The female equivalent of a Nut Stutter.
Use: Anna Candy Crushed on that rail when she missed that varial.
[pron. chuhn ruhb]
Noun. Wax used to lubricate skis or a snowboard, that’s designed specifically for warmer conditions (e.g. spring skiing).
Use: If you’re skiing in April, you’ll need to get some chub rub on your sticks.