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Grind vs slide vs jib?

 Poster: A snowHead
Poster: A snowHead
Hey folks,

Fairly minor question - I used to rollerblade and skateboard so when it comes to snowboarding, I refer to sliding on boxes, rails, etc. as grinding.

My friend said that I was wrong and that they should be called 'slides'.

Is 'grind' considered 'wrong' or does it not really matter? So much was borrowed from skateboarding when snowboarding took to the parks that it seems quite logical to me, despite the lack of trucks.

What do you lot tend to say?

I favour grind because I can 'slide' down a hill or some other feature just as much 'slide' on a box, so 'grind' indicates without doubt that I mean a rail, box etc.


Last edited by Poster: A snowHead on Tue 19-01-16 20:31; edited 1 time in total
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
doesn't really matter, but without trucks you cant grind a snowboard. I don't think I've ever heard anyone use the term on snow, saying that its a fairly old school term on a skateboard as well....

on snow, you'll mostly just hear the name of the trick, front board, front lip, back board, 50-50 etc.
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Thanks @eddiethebus. Yeah, definitely for specific tricks - and I guess as a group it is simply 'jibbing'.

Ah well, as always, tomato-tomayto potato-potarto Smile
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