Longboarding Terms Dictionary

official longboarding dictionary

Does it ever feel like some longboarders are speaking another language? Have you ever heard a longboarding term and had no clue what it meant? We put together a helpful guide that defines some words and phrases you may hear within the community. Our longboarding terms dictionary is always evolving, so be sure to let us know in the comment section if we missed anything and we may consider adding it.

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There are currently 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter C.
1. A slight upwards arch in the horizontal plane of a board.
The opposite of rocker.

Cast (trucks)
1. Referring to

Cheat wheel
1. Wheels that are ridiculously easy to slide. They’re buttery and controllable for low speed slides, but absolutely worthless for faster runs.

1. Bad pavement. Can mean loose gravel, pot holes, cracks through the rounds, very uneven pavement or the combination.

1. A part of a wheel that got ripped off

1. The most terrible thing that can happen to a wheel, having chunks of it falling off or deep cracks on them.

Cold press
1. A method for board making where the boards are pressed at ambient temperature, this reduces the chances of a board coming out warped. The glue is slowly assimilated into the wood, resulting in a much studier build.

verb 1. To cold press a board

Colorado splits
1. Very wide baseplate angle split popularized by the Venom team. It consists in running a 51° baseplate in the front and a 15° baseplate in the back.

1. A supportive piece of plastic (sometimes aluminum or some composite) designed to distribute weight on the urethane of a wheel. Where the bearings go in a wheel.

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