Sick•tion•ary [sik-shuh-ner-ee] noun, a longboarding lexicon
Carving Longboards: Used for skating in a way that heavily mimics the large or tight turns done on a surfboard.
Cruising Longboards: Used for general all-purpose skating as a form of transportation and fun.
Downhill Longbards: Used for high-speed and very advanced longboarding generally performed on designed racetracks, areas, or hills.
Drifting: Sliding in a controlled manner in order to scrub off speed in order to safely hold a line around a corner.
Freeride Longboards: Used for technical tricks that are performed in quick succession with one another. Tricks often consist of a series of slides at various speeds.
Freestyle Longboards: Used for technical tricks that are based off traditional skateboarding tricks. These tricks commonly consist of popping the board off the ground and making the board do a series of flips and spins.
Goofy Footed: Skating with your right foot forward as your dominant stance.
Long Distance Push: A style of riding where board setups are finely tuned for maximum comfort and performance when pushing very long distances. Ideally, LDP boards will sit very low to the ground to decrease the amount of height a rider needs to dip down in order to kick or push off the ground.
Manual: Using a kicktail on a board to gain leverage over your front or back wheels to perform a "wheelie." In the world of skateboarding a wheelie is called a "manual." When performing the trick on the front your board it is referred to as a "nose-manual."
Pack-skating: Skating in a tight group of riders, generally at high speeds. Having trust in the skaters around you is a key-factor in pack-skating.
Pumping: Gyrating your board by a series of controlled turns in order to generate speed without pushing.
Pushing: Kicking along the ground as a form of self-propulsion.
Regular Footed: Skating with your left foot forward as your dominant stance.
Slalom: A style of racing on shorter board setups where the rider weaves in and out of multiple cones at relatively high speeds.
Sliding: Turning you and your board sideways while skating at a high enough speed to make your wheels lose traction and break into a slide. This is the basis of freeriding.
Switch: Skating opposite of your dominant stance.