(EN) – The glossary of skateboarding terms and slang | Skateboarding

The world of skateboarding has its own culture and vocabulary. Explore our comprehensive glossary of skating terms and expressions.


As an urban sport, skateboarders developed a unique and specific list of words and slang that can be heard in the streets or out in the skatepark. The skater’s lexicon is vast and sometimes difficult to decode, especially if you’re not a member of the tribe.

There are dozens of tricks, several skateboard parts, spot features, and appreciation/depreciation words used in multiple contexts. The definition and usage of the skateboarding jargon may vary depending on the location and situation they’re used in, but the following terminology is universally accepted and understood among skateboarders. Drop into an alphabetically arranged list of the most common skateboarding terms, expressions, and meanings.

via SurferToday.com

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