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 8 names in this directory beginning with the letter R.
Rail
noun
1. The top outlining edge of the board, normally where the griptape ends.

verb
1. To rail a turn. Getting through a turn without having to shed off speed sliding.

Rake
noun
1. Truck rake
Axles are not aligned with the turning axis, gives the trucks a divier feeling.

2. Board rake
A deck where the front of back pocket are not aligned, one of them sits lower than the other.

Raw run
noun
1. A line without any editing, straight from the camera to YouTube. Music is optional.

Regular
adjective
1. Riding left foot dominant
Opposite: goofy rider

2. Pushing with your back foot
Opposite: pushing mongo

RKP
noun
1. Reverse kingpin geometry in a truck. On RKP trucks, the kingpin goes through the hanger so that one bushing is in front of it and the other behind it. Looks like a Randal.

Roadside
noun
1. The side closer to the road, it may refer to bushings or hangers.

Rocker
noun
1. A slight downwards arch in the horizontal plane of a board. The opposite of camber.

Rotini
noun
1. Precision pasta


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