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Cab Definition

Few know what this oft-used term means


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Definition: The pronoun cab, which usually precedes the name of a trick, means that the maneuver was performed switch (backwards) and frontside. The cab was originally a skateboard trick invented by Steve Caballero --  a switch frontside 360 performed in the halfpipe. The term is now used to refer to any switch frontside spin. A switch frontside 180 is usually referred to as a half-cab.

Pronunciation: [kab]

Example: Iouri Podlatchikov’s cab double cork 1440 in the 2014 Winter Olympics was incredible.


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