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    Dear all,


    What is the meaning of "hits" in the following conetxt:


    "Halfpipe is all about shape. It has to have a perfect shape or itís not very safe.The pipe here is really well shaped. Itís very safe, itís got four hits and the snow is not so hard so itís great to try tricks.Ē



    That was said by a skier.


    Thanks a lot.

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    'Halfpipe' is an exercise in snowboarding. I have no idea what a 'hit' is in that context; you need advice form someone with that sort of detailed knowledge... Or perhaps there's a spcialist website somewhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    This is the meaning for "hit" always? or that's the definition of "hits" in that specific competition? Because I thought at first that "hit" may be mean "any clever tricks"

    What do you kindly say?

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    Hit can have various meaning- a success (especially music, shows, etc), the effect of a drug, but this one seems to be something more specific to boarding and skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    This is the meaning for "hit" always? or that's the definition of "hits" in that specific competition? Because I thought at first that "hit" may be mean "any clever tricks"

    What do you kindly say?

    Thanks a lot.
    Wild-a$$ guess: as the skier follows a zig-zag course down the halfpipe, and as the blog suggests that the number of hits is a notable achievement, perhaps in this instance a 'hit' is a zig or a zag: 21, as mentioned on the blog, would be quite something. But if so, it's unique to snow-boarding. As Tdol says, 'hit' can mean many different things. (One of those meanings, as he said, refers a drug experience; and you could, understandably, talk about a 'hit of adrenaline' (although it's more normal to talk about 'an adrenaline rush'. But I hardly think it would be possible to experience 21 separate adrenaline rushes during one run down a halfpipe! )

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