Ways to Suddenly Stop Riding
- verb. To go headfirst into the snow, achieving deep penetration.
- verb. To simulate the action of an egg beater. Usually
followed by a yard sale.
- Catch an Edge
- verb. To suddenly engage the metal edge of a board
without meaning to. Ackward on skis. Painful on a snowboard.
- Colorado Starfish
- verb. A prolonged tumble of such cetrufiginal
forces that bodily limbs become fully extended.
- Crash & Burn
- verb. A tumble with high theatrical value.
- verb. To impact the snowpack in such a manner that results
in a large and deep concavity. Performance of an extremely deep
cratering may lead to airway obstruction.
- Face Plant
- verb. To tumble and land face first. With good technique,
may result in therapeutic vertebral re-alignment.
- verb. Term used by riders on releasable bindings who
tend to crash more often than others.
- Rag doll
- verb. A prolonged tumble that clearly indicates a total
loss of control of limbs, coordination and bodily functions in
- verb. To impact a terrain feature in such a manner as to
suggest permanent or temporary spinal compression.
- The Agony of Defeat
- adjective. To crash and burn with fame potential.
noun. Footage of a painfully aborted ski jump by Slovenian ski
jumper Vinko Bogataj, mercilessly shown for decades in the intro
to the 70's tv show "ABC's Wide World of Sports"
- Thumb Tack
- verb. To impact the snowpack head first in such a
manner that the oxygen supply is completely obstructed. Without
proper self rescue skills or extrication assistance, a thumb tack
event may be fatal.
- Yard Sale
- verb. To tumble in such a manner that the majority
of you equipment is scattered about the mountain. By nature, skiers
are able to perform much better yard sales than snowboarders.