Mountainboard Terrain Park Glossary

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Mountainboard Terrain Park Glossary

Post by DirtBlogger » Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:11 pm

Berm: A curve mound of dirt used as a bank to ride faster through turns.

Lip: The top portion of the face on a Take-off jump that gives you that kick you need to soar through the air.

Pit: The curved area in-between two sets of jumps.

Double: Two mounds of dirt that consists of a Take-off and a landing.

Triple: Three mounds of dirt that consists of a Take-off and two landings. There is a landing in-between the Take-off and the last landing.

Tabletop: One mound of dirt that has a Take-off and a landing. The middle is filled in with dirt.

Hip Jump: A jump where the landing is to the side of the Take-off. You have to curve in the air

Step-up: A jump where the landing is taller that the Take-off.

Step-down: A jump where the landing is shorter that the Take-off.


Landing: The mound of dirt a rider lands on.

Take-off: The first part of a jump that shoots the rider into the air.

Draining system: A system with trenches, ditches, and holes that directs water to a controlled area away from the dirt jumping trails.

Spine: A jump with two landings, which are perpendicular to the take off. Similar to a hip, but with a landing on both sides

Rail: A metal bar, either rounded or with a small flat surface, mountainboarder can slide across (called "jibbing" or "grinding").

Funbox: Similar to a rail, but wider and may or may not have metal edges. Compare Funbox, for skateboarding.

Wall ride: A vertical, or near-vertical, wall-like surface.

Quarter-pipe: A vertical lip with the intention that the user launch straight into the air, then land on the same lip.

Tree-ride: A more natural quarter pipe that uses the vert of a tree with a dirt or wood transition.



Bonks: A more recent addition to terrain parks, bonks are usually every day items sucha as garbage cans or vertical cylinders with a small jump leading up to it. This feature is jibbed by going off the jump and tapping it in various ways with your mountainboard. Variations include spinning to and from the bonk, tapping with different parts of the board or stalling on top of the bonk.

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Post by Jhammo52 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:40 pm

very usefull! Great contribution! :D

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Post by DirtBlogger » Sun May 04, 2014 8:27 am

Since the time of this was posted there has been many changes in the sport has any new features been invented?

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