So now there´s a ski named "Afterbang".. wow. And with skateboard artist Jim Phillips graphics!
Don´t know if I should laugh or cry.
Here´s the blog I found it on:
As some people know "Afterbang" was a movie that Robot Food made in 2002. It´s also a word to describe an over steezed out way to land your trick.
Skiers didn´t really get this so the word afterbang to them (well some) means a good landing. Funny.
Here´s something I found on www.freeride.com:
Skiers not only have the misfortune of inheriting snowboarding's worst modes of dress, we also get its second-hand terminology. For instance, whereas "tindy" is an old school snowboard grab that is neither tail nor indy, it has become skiing's "cool new grab", where it is similarly grabbed half-assed. Perhaps the greatest misappropriation of a snowboard term is freeskiing's love of the word "afterbang". Popularized when Robot Food dropped their 2002 freshman film, Afterbang, the term connotes an effort to make a sketchy trick look better by forcefully puffing one's chest after landing. The greater ski community never received that memo however, and six years later we have successfully changed the word-meaning "whipped cream on crap" to "the icing on the cake". Skiers everywhere are now thrusting out their hips and arching their backs while trying to appear relaxed as they ride away from a trick — two ideas which are as counterintuitive as they sound. On top of all this, the Tall Tee and "afterbang" movements have unified their fronts. Literally. Between rail features, groups of skiers often "afterbang" by forming a slope-descending circle and grabbing onto each other's garments — all with the intent of properly stretching out their Tall Tees. Really.
Anthony Van Engelen has some sweet afterbangs in the new Alien Workshop video.