- Base - the bottom surface of the snowboard that aids in gliding.
- Bevels - the transition area between the snowboard's
sidewall and the snowboard's base.
- Chamber - the curvature of the snowboard's base that helps
distribute the rider's weight over the length of the snowboard.
- Cord length - the overall length of the snowboard.
- Dampening - the reduction of snowboard vibration or "chatter".
- Edge - the metal surface on the snowboard that aids in snow holding.
- Fakie - Riding backwards on the snowboard.
- Flex/Torsion Ratio - the relationship of a snowboard's
longitudinal flex to its torsional flex. Softer longitudinal flex and
stiffer torsional flex provide more stability.
- Goofy - Right-foot-forward snowboard rider.
- Length - the measurement in centimeters from the snowboard's tip to
- Longitudinal flex - the measured amount in which the snowboard
flexes along its length.
- Plate binding - binding for use with hard shell or Alpine ski boot.
- Regular - Left-foot-forward snowboard rider.
- Running surface - the total area of the snowboard that contacts
the snow's surface.
- Side Cut - the "hourglass" shape of the snowboard results in a
wide tip and tail and a narrow waist.
- Swing weight - the rotational mass of the snowboard--a lower
swing weight allows quicker turn initiation.
- Tail - the rearward most part of the snowboard.
- Tip - the forward most part of the snowboard.
- Torsional flex - the measured amount in which the snowboard flexes
along its width or the amount in which the snowboard "twists".
- Weight - the physical mass of the snowboard.