Skateboarding Glossary

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  • Bail - A fall to avoid possible slam. To get out of an unmakeable situation by purposely not making a trick. Usually due to a timing error or mistake.
  • Bearings - The round hydraulic device which, when inserted snugly into a wheel and fitted onto the axle of a truck, enables a skateboard to roll.
  • Grip Tape - The sandpaper-like product with an adhesive back that is placed on the skateboard to provide a non slip surface.
  • Nollie - A trick where the skater pops the board into the air. Basicly similar to an Ollie, but with the nose of the board instead of the tail.