Pole Whacking Definition
If you are wondering “What is the definition of Pole Whacking?” you have come to the right place. On this page we will define Pole Whacking as well as use it in a sentence or in context as well as outline the origins or etymology of the term Pole Whacking 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.).
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What does Pole Whacking mean in ski/snowboard slang
Pole whacking is defined as the act of repeatedly hitting the snow with your ski pole. Primarily done for safety purposes, and to avoid triggering an avalanche, this should be done at the top of every run for a minimum of thirty seconds.
“You get your pole whacks in yet? I’m ready to go.”