You might need these basics to get you up to speed?! Hey, you gotta start somewhere!
Goofy - To ride with your right foot forward and left foot back.
Regular – To ride with your left foot forward and right foot back.
Switch – To ride opposite to your normal stance… good for a challenge when you’re super good at certain tricks.
Mongo Foot – When you push with your front foot instead of your back foot… not great for style or respect!
Chicken Foot – Used to describe bailing on a trick over and over because you’re too scared and can’t commit.
Fakie – When you ride backwards. Often used in half-pipe trick names.
Frontside – Approaching an obstacle with it in front of you.
Backside – Approaching an obstacle with it behind you.
Grind – To slide down a rail, or along a ledge, on your trucks.
Carve – To turn in a long sweeping motion… more commonly heard in longboarding or bowl riding.
For more important lingo for all your skate speak needs, check the following great pages
Or watch Aaron Kyro teach a mom to talk skate!! Maybe not one to share with the ‘rents – could get weird.