Gaper Gap Definition

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If you are wondering “What is the definition of Gaper Gap?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define Gaper Gap as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term Gaper Gap when used in the context of skiing and snowboarding. Skiing and snowboarding is famous for having a high amount of jargon much like other similar sports (skateboarding, surfing, mountain-biking, etc.).

To look up other terms check out our dictionary of ski and snowboard jargon here. For the definition of Gaper Gap, please read on.

What does Gaper Gap mean in ski/snowboard slang

A gaper gap is defined as the gap that exists between the helmet (or hat) and goggles on a gaper or jerry. This is cause by improper use and wear of both the goggles and the helmet. The gap consists of exposed forehead and sweaty hair. The acceptable size of this gap is zero.

“You have the worst gaper gap right now.”

Similar Terms: Gaper, Jerry, Texas suitcase


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Harry Sowers

Harry grew up outside of Denver Colorado and has been skiing and snowboarding since he was 3. He is most passionate about skiing and when he was in college at UC Boulder he even participated in the olympic trials for the USA Olympic Downhill Ski team.