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All Terrain Board (ATB) - Commonly referred to as a mountainboard, an ATB is a board that looks like a snowboard, but has pneumatic (air-filled) wheels and suspension for use on a variety of off-road or on-road surfaces.

Bindings - Unlike snowboard bindings, mountainboard bindings are not only designed to keep the rider's foot engaged to the board so he/she can carve hard and catch air, but also offers the option for the rider to dismount the board at will.

BoardercrossÒ - A head-to-head competition style, typically with at least four racers in a heat.  A sloping dirt course is used with turns, jumps, berms and rollers. This is also a popular snowboard racing style as well.

Carve - Art of making a turn.  By leaning the body far enough in one direction, the rider can make the board turn in an arc.

Channel Trucks - Patented MBS technology that serves as the basis of the turning system. It is comprised of two channels -- a top channel that attaches to the deck and a bottom channel that holds the axle.

Cobra Coil - Mandatory at resorts; the coil is similar to a surfboard leash that keeps the rider connected to the board, preventing runaway boards on steep terrain.

Dampener - An energy dissipater that reduces the "bad energy" that causes speed wobbles at high speeds.

Deck - Platform part of the board. This is where the rider stands. The deck is covered with grip tape that helps the rider stay in contact with the board.

Downhill - A type of riding that involves speed and big carves.

EggShock System - Custom designed urethane dampener placed inside the springs to provide resistance in a turn and to increase stability of the board when riding.  Various densities are available.  These are used in conjunction with the channel trucks.

FreeFlex - MBS's proprietary freestyle binding, adjustable via padded Velcro straps for maximum hold while riding freestyle.

Freeride - Resort-type riding where no particular trail is mapped out and the focus is on carving.

Freestyle - Trick-oriented style of riding.  The main focus is to catch "big air" and perform maneuvers such as 360s, grabs, and flips.
Goofy-Footed - Rider rides with his right foot forward, rather than his left.

Kite Boarding - Similar to wind boarding on a mountainboard, however, the power source is a large rectangular kite on a cord system several feet away from the board and rider.

PBT (PolyButylene Terephtalate) - Hard plastic laminate used on the bottom of freestyle decks for abrasion resistance and to help prolong the life of the deck.

Precision Bearings - Long lasting bearings shielded to keep dirt out.  This creates less friction for a faster ride.

QuadShock - Adjustable position springs allowing four different spring configurations.  Quadshocks are ideal for higher speeds and Boardercross.

Reverse V Brake - V Brakes, traditionally found on mountain bikes, apply pressure to the rims with hand control.  The Reverse V Brake on a mountainboard is similar but applies the pressure to the inside hubs of both back tires.

Top Hat - Patented spring retention device that works with EggShock system.  It holds the springs in the channel trucks and allows for easy suspension changes.

Tri-Spoke Hub - Two-piece lightweight wheel system that is light but incredibly strong.

TwinShock - Twin fixed position springs that are lighter weight, ideal for freestyle and quick turning.

Unibody - Unlike the older technology of frame boards (with frame under deck), a unibody board has a deck with flex that is advantageous for all riders as it combines the frame and deck into one flexible unit yielding a lighter weight board.

Wind Boarding - By making use of an attached or hand-held sail, the rider can "sail" on land with a mountainboard, performing similar tricks to a windsurfer.

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