Half-send Definition

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If you are wondering “What is the definition of Half-send?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define Half-send as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term Half-send 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 Half-send, please read on.

What does Half-send mean in ski/snowboard slang

Going half-send is when you hesitate and don’t go full send which causes you to end up totally wrecking yourself. Going half-send is commonly considered something you never want to do. For example, when going off a cliff or jump you may have to go fast to a flat spot or rocks, but going half-send will cause you to land on those rocks, the flat spot, or some other dangerous terrain and end up tomahawking, rag-dolling, and double-ejecting.

“Never go half-send.”

Similar Terms: Shred, Sendy, Shralp, Rip, Tomahawk, Double-ejection


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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.