Sicktionary By Snowboarder Magazine

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Shaun White has probably spent more time on his skate and snowboards since he was born than just about anyone in history, and it shows. Yet how much of what goes on around him does he really take in. ? Some would argue that Shaun is the most influential rider in the history of our sport. T, but that being said, the question remains, —how much of our sport’s culture has Shaun himself been influenced by and retained? This month’s Sicktionary is a little Snowboarding, and Skateboarding, Aptitude Test, or S.S.A.T, if you will. How well would you have fared?
-Pat Bridges

Snowboarder Mag:
How many people can ride a tT-bar?
Shaun White: Two. My mom tried to ride one in Europe and it slipped out and hit her lip, cracking a tooth.
Snowboarder Mag:
Correct. T-Bars are surface lifts that carry two people.

Snowboarder Mag:
What is bevel?
Shaun White:
I am pretty sure it is the angle you want your rails.
Snowboarder Mag:
Correct. It is when you tune your edges to be something other than 90 degrees to help with jibbing or turn initiation.


Snowboarder Mag:
Name the four ski areas in the US that still don’t allow snowboarding?
Shaun White:
Deer Valley. There is one in Aspen, right? Ummm. One in the East Coast. I don’t know. The DC Mountain Lab. —I’ve never been allowed to ride there.
Snowboarder Mag:
Wrong. While Deer Valley, Utah doesn’t allow snowboarding, the other three are Taos, NM., New Mexico; Mad River Glen, VT.Vermont;, and Alta, UTUtah. The DC Mtn.Mountain Lab is the exclusive playground of DC’s elite team.

Snowboarder Mag:
What is a seatbelt grab?
Shaun White:
I know this because I did those. Your front hand all the way over. A—a switch crail.
Snowboarder Mag:
Wrong. A front front-hand tail grab reaching across the front of your body.

Snowboarder Mag:
Explain What is a Michael Jackson??
Shaun White:
I know this? T—the Thriller. It is when you get up and slide on your toes on a box.
Snowboarder Mag:
Correct. This is a box trick invented by Tahoe rider Ricky Tucker.

Snowboarder Mag:
What is a ho-ho?
Shaun White:
It’s not a skate trick. I keep thinking of pop tarts. Those are skate tricks, right. ? Is it a nose stall? A snowboard blunt? No… it is a handplant. I get confused because there is the eggplant in skating. I think the Hoho-ho is a snowboarding plant.
Snowboarder Mag:
Wrong. A ho-ho is a skateboarding handplant originally done by Steve Schneer in the mid-eighties.

Snowboarder Mag:
Do you know Gator’s real name?
Shaun White:
I have no idea. How did the name Gator come about? It is way better than Tomato. I have gotten some good nicknames lately. T, like The Red Zeppelin. That one rules. I like the The animalAnimal, too.
Snowboarder Mag:
Wrong. Gator’s real name was Mark Rogowski.

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