Terms we make up to describe slalom

HortonHorton Posts: 27,211 Administrator
“Flowy” say /FLOW – EEE/
Adjective - Used to describe a skier, ski or a slalom pass that was smooth and flowing.
Example – “That ski looks flowy” or “I do not feel very flowy tonight” or " @matthewbrown is so darn flowy"
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“Box Of Chocolates”
Adjective – Used to describe a pass or ride where the end of every turn was a surprise. Or
Used to describe a ski where every ball is different from the next.
Example – Wow that pass was like a box of chocolates .

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  • webbdawg99webbdawg99 Posts: 1,067 Mega Baller
    Rolly or Roly/ROW-LEE/
    Adjective : used to describe a surface condition of water that is not smooth, calm, and flat.
    Also, common excuse used by most competitive water skiers.
    Example- "I skied like crap because the water is too rolly."
  • fu_manfu_man Posts: 407 Crazy Baller
    Stacked.
    Adjective: Best aligned body position for crossing the wakes behind boat.
    In the slalom ski world it is used for both males and females. For the average joe, only used for females. (Wife just saw this, laughed, and said I need another hobby.)
    HortonBroussardBulldogSkoot1123
  • MSMS Posts: 5,163 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    kittywampus
    Adjective: all screwed up
    Shut up and ski
    Brady
  • BruceEmeryBruceEmery Posts: 44 Baller
    "corduroy" Water with a little ripple helps me see the surface of the water. Unlike skiing on a mirror.
    Bulldogandjules
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,211 Administrator
    @BruceEmery that is a new one. I like it.

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  • BruceEmeryBruceEmery Posts: 44 Baller
    Have I seen you wearing glasses while on the water? Going to have to try that.
  • thagerthager Posts: 4,445 Mega Baller
    edited July 2013
    @6balls Thanks, I now know what to call what I do when I ski!! Add "kittywampas" and it describes my ski style more betters!!!! "Kittywampas Shat Show". Yep, that's me.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • HortonHorton Posts: 27,211 Administrator
    @brady I may ban you

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  • thagerthager Posts: 4,445 Mega Baller
    Don;t forget the trip to the ER!!
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • doonezdoonez Posts: 150 Baller
    edited July 2013
    Gurglegurgle:
    The sound heard when the bung is absent from bung hole in your new Nautique 200
    Brady
  • 6balls6balls Posts: 5,040 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    "A little fuzz";
    Adjective: light ripples on the water
    Dave Ross--die cancer die
    Brady
  • WishWish Posts: 7,723 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    Laying Down
    Description of windy day getting calmer. "... a minute ago you could surfed but it's laying down"
    Gear
    Used to inform the skier in the platform that the boat will be put into gear and not to fall off. Often said to late and to quiet. ...."Gear"........"What"? Spash
    Tightn-up
    Term used by skier in the water to let the driver know to take the slack out before hitting it. ".....tightn up..... hit it."
    Scrounge
    Term used to describe a valiant efert to get around the ball when you are crazy late. ".....dude, you scrounged that one out"
    Wiff
    Term used to describe the missing of the gates by the skier "....you totally wiffed your gates"
    Scrapped
    See Scrounged. ".......ya I broke forward at the gates but scrapped it out"
    Crank
    Term often used after scrapping and scrounging through a few balls and then forcibly turning the ski around the ball. ".........holy crap you cranked that one"
    Mentally preparing
    Also know as peeing before being pulled up out of the water. "....... ah hang on... dont tightn up yet, I'm mentally preparing"
    >>> 11.25..a different kettle of fish. <<<
    BradymarkchilcuttMISkierchris_logan
  • DekeDeke Posts: 379 Baller
    @Wish
    Wiff - 2. Term to describe missing the handle. "I was running late and wiffed at 5 ball.
  • BulldogBulldog Posts: 1,005 Crazy Baller
    "Wally" Term used to describe a non-serious skier.
    "Vermin" Anyone riding any PWC.
    Mike Loeffler - "Someone somewhere is having a real problem today...My bad skiing is NOT one of them"
    Bradyinland
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,056 Mega Baller
    Could have also been meaning for "face plant" or "yard sale".
    BradyMISkier
  • usaski1usaski1 Posts: 731 Crazy Baller
    Dan, this is a discussion about slalom definitions.. by defining OTF, HOW is that off topic?
    Mark Turner -- Water skiing changed my life forever.
  • DanEDanE Posts: 871 Crazy Baller
    @usaski1 sorry, slip on the phone
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,359 Mega Baller
    NO NOT THE CORNER!
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
    BradyBroussard
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,056 Mega Baller
    Leading and Trailing Arms - terms used to totally confuse skiers. Loosely used alternatively in place of one another.

    Counter Rotate - term used to totally confuse skiers where fractional anomalies pulling skier to inside are resisted by torquing away from the path of travel.

    Reverse C position - term used to totally confuse skiers, also more commonly a position Shane....never mind.
    BradyTexas6MISkierSkiJay
  • BradyBrady Posts: 1,057 Mega Baller
    @DaveLemons You could also use Bowing to the Queen

    I ski, therefore I am
  • PT MikePT Mike Posts: 163 Baller
    Mach Snot

    Used to describe inefficient speed.

    Example: Dude, you jumped right on the handle @ one and that made you come into two at Mach Snot
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,056 Mega Baller
    Fish on a bicycle- term used to describe how one feels skiing in the early morning after drinking spirits late the night before.
    Texas6
  • FatrollFatroll Posts: 232 Solid Baller
    Yard Sale - often associated with a "out the front" fall. (see usaski1 above) where equipment is distributed to 2 or more places in the water
    2016 Ski Nautique 200 OB 2016 Radar Vapor 69.5"
    Wish they had a bonus buoy count for increased body fat index
    chris_logan
  • skirayskiray Posts: 173 Baller
    @Wish "gear" is also used for tightening the rope. Typically by those who like to be dragged prior to being pulled up. I call those people "special".

    Not for skiing but used at our lake:
    Copperbackrattlemoccassin
    noun - used to describe any snake.

    Example: Ahh! There's a copperbackrattlemoccassin! Choot him boy!
    Ron Ray
    WishOTFchris_logan
  • Bruce_ButterfieldBruce_Butterfield Posts: 1,480 Mega Baller
    A classic from the late Ken White: "You were so hunched over at the wakes, you looked like a monkey screwing a football".

    No further explanation needed.
    I'm Ancient. WTH do I know?

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