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 2 names in this directory beginning with the letter F.
Flatspot
noun
1. The second worst thing that can happen to a wheel. A flatspot is what happens when you slide perpendicular to the direction of travel and your wheels don’t rotate while sliding, leaving a part of the wheel flat.

2. When your wheels sound like helicopters you have a flatspot.
Past participle: a flatspotted wheel.

Forged (trucks)
noun
1. Forged trucks are made by repeatedly hitting a block of aluminum with a hydraulic hammer. Much stronger than cast trucks.


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