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Question Terrain park feature names?

So I'm at my resort and I realized that I know these words to describe features:

Rail - Thin slidy thing
Box - Wide slidy thing
funbox - really wide slidey thing
kinked (above) - one of the above with sharp turns up/down
gas tank - just a propane tank to slide on... yeah. woot.

Jumps:
Rollers - little bumbs you can ollie off of... ~2ft. high
knuckle - Big bump which is like a ramp on one side and a landing on the other, no space inbetween?
kicker - ramp w/ space between it and landing
tabletop - between kicker/landing, or whole feature?

I saw one thing today which was like (/----_ramp), but the top flat piece was only like 2 ft. wide, so idrk.

And also, what is a battleship, and is there anything else in general it would help to know for those conversations on the lift with park people?
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you got the rails and such good but the jumps i think your off. rollers are just natural bumps in the hill that are fun to do shit on (usually wouldnt find them in a park) and knuckles and kickers are parts of a jump. the kicker is the actual takeoff ramp, and the knuckle is the part where the ground transitions from flat to down. this is what it would look like:
/___
------\ (the kicker is obvious and the knuckle is the part where it bends back down, not the down part, not the flat part, but where it transitions. youll know what i mean when you see a jump)

also a tabletop is a kind of jump. there are 2 ain types of jumps: wedge jumps and tabletops.tabletops look like this:
`___
/----\
wedges look like this:
/|__
-----\

also when your talking about kinks you might want to say for example flat down or up flat, instead of just saying kink. hope that helped!

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battleship is a rail or box feature shaped like up-flat-down

rainbow rail/box is shaped like a rainbow

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thanks 2 both... pulled off my first (little) battleship today then I suppose.
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/___
------\ (the kicker is obvious and the knuckle is the part where it bends back down, not the down part, not the flat part, but where it transitions. youll know what i mean when you see a jump)
The knuckle is the part where if you don't get enough distance and you land on it, your teeth will fall out and your knees will bend in a new direction. Then you'll know where it is.


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there is also the c-shaped box which is (you probably guessed it) shaped somewhat like a "c" but it is usually banked so you have to ride it at a funny angle that I never really figured out. I've also seen more pronounced whale-tails which we called "camel-rails". Etc.

when in doubt you can describe most box/rail features just by the shape: down-flat-down, up-flat, up-down, etc.


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What are the step-up/step-down things called.

They just put one in at my resort and i dont know what to call it. There is a lip about 3 feet lower than a platform which has a small "u" at the top kind of like a halfpipe and a landing about 3 feet below the end of the feature.
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3 extra questions,

1) What would I call a feature which is basically an elevated, ollie-on (with ramp) funbox, 'cept that the box is snow, and not a box at all? My best guess is a "butter box" but idk if that's right

2) what would I call a feature that's banked to like 85degrees on all sides with something to bonk on the top?

3/extra) Yesterday i saw this one feature that was like a ramp up, a tank right at the top, a theoretical landing way down the feature, 'cept everyone landed on the sides of it and nobody actually went straight? My best guess is a "hip" but idrk
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3 extra questions,

1) What would I call a feature which is basically an elevated, ollie-on (with ramp) funbox, 'cept that the box is snow, and not a box at all? My best guess is a "butter box" but idk if that's right

2) what would I call a feature that's banked to like 85degrees on all sides with something to bonk on the top?

3/extra) Yesterday i saw this one feature that was like a ramp up, a tank right at the top, a theoretical landing way down the feature, 'cept everyone landed on the sides of it and nobody actually went straight? My best guess is a "hip" but idrk
not everything really has names because people have been putting some unique jib stuff in their parks.
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