Longboard Slang

This section will be filled with longboarding brands, terms, and slang for your referencing pleasure. Think Urban Dictionary of skate terms. If you would like to submit a term to us, please email getstoked@stokedskateboards.com with your term and your definition. We'd be stoked to include it.

Longboard Slang

Literal translation: "Are we on the same page?" or "Do you catch my drift?"
Fall off your board.
Did you see that guy just bail? YEEEWWOO that hurt!
Boardside (bushing)
Refers to the bushing closest to your board or under the truck hanger. See also: Roadside (bushing)
What bushing are you running boardside?
Bomb (Bombing)
To ride down a hill fast.
That guy was bombing that hill so hard!
Going big with a trick.
That slide was burly!
Name for people / Something to be said. (Are you my dad? Thanks dad. Dad.
Referencing the amount of steeze in ones trick. Dude that slide was dope!
Short for durometer, the rating of hardness for wheels and bushings.
What duro are you running in your set up?
Eat it / Ate it
To fall off your board and crash.
Ahh he ate it good.
Gnarly. Extreme. On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being extremely extreme and 1 being not so extreme, gnar would be 11.
Gnar Bar
Variation of gnar.
High Side
When the wheels grip up mid slide and throw you off your board forward, down the hill. Dangerous and no fun. Easy fix: lean back more.
when your hyped about something = your excited or pumped up.
Knucks fo lucks
Nuff said. (We're actually not even sure what this means, it's just fun to say.)
Short for Landyachtz, a brand of skateboards.
Low Side
When the wheels slide out more than you expected and the board shoots out from you. Holes in ya pants. Easy fix: lean forward over the board more.
Paris/Randal Trucks. These are made by mixing a Paris hanger with a Randal baseplate, or vice versa.
Yo dawg, my Prandals have more lean than your PNLs!
Turnt / Mad Turnt
When you're mad turnt, you're going hard. "Yo that was mad turnt" = "Yo you're shredding"
Going fast, killing it, shredding like crazy (That kid is mobbing)
Short for Orangatang, Loaded's wheel brand.
Roadside (bushing)
Refers to the bushing closest to the road and above the truck hanger. See also: Boardside (bushing)
What bushing are you running roadside?
Similar to shred, may be used as a step up from shred. "Holy *@$# that dude was straight shralpping!"
To skate in an outstandingly gnarly or sketchy circumstance that proves your skill as a skateboarder.
Shred Sled
Your longboard set up.
Grab your shred sled man, let's go bomb!
Look at that guy and all his steez.
Steezy (Steezey)
Coolness with a Y.
To be intensely hyped about something. Also the name of yours truly.
Smurf surfing.
Short for urethane, which is short for polyurethane.
Thane is what wheels are made of. (Did you see all that thane that guys slide lay down?
Thane Lines
The awesome urethane lines longboard wheels make when riders do slides. Groms and pros alike measure their thane lines to see whose are biggest.
Throw Down
Doing a trick that puts it all out there.
Did you see that guy throw down that heelside? It was awesome.
True and real. In other words "that was trill" = "that was cool"

This list is a constant work in progress! If you've got a word you want us to add, contact us at getstoked@stokedskateboards.com. We want to hear what your slang and get it on our list.

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  • Posted on by Nasir Brangman

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