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    leaving it late

    Dear Friends,

    What is the meaning of "leaving it late in:

    Im famous for always leaving it late, not only in races but also in the run-up to the last world championships."

    That was said by a snowboarder.

    Many thanks.

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    Re: leaving it late

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    Dear Friends,

    What is the meaning of "leaving it late in:

    “I’m famous for always leaving it late, not only in races but also in the run-up to the last world championships."

    That was said by a snowboarder.

    Many thanks.
    In snowboarding, 'leaving it late' refers to leaving a kicker late:


    kicker (n.)
    To go up into the air off a ski jump on a snowboard and land. Context: Snowboarders use the word when they or someone else has just landed a jump that took them into the air.


    Source: Dictionary - Definition of kicker

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    Re: leaving it late

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    In snowboarding, 'leaving it late' refers to leaving a kicker late:

    kicker (n.)
    To go up into the air off a ski jump on a snowboard and land. Context: Snowboarders use the word when they or someone else has just landed a jump that took them into the air.


    Source: Dictionary - Definition of kicker
    Can you please, explain that more? Like He always "jumps" late "or "lands" late.

    I'm so grateful really, but can you rephrase that for me?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by maiabulela; 05-May-2011 at 02:11.

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    Re: leaving it late

    how to leave a kicker late? To be in the air so long???? Or "very high jumps"??
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    Re: leaving it late

    ????

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    Re: leaving it late

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    how to leave a kicker late?
    A kicker is a thing, and it is made of snow. You launch your snowboard or kick off from a kicker, a mound of snow. To launch late or leave late or kick off late means the front of your snowboard is over the edge of the mound quite a bit before you launch/leave/kick off. To kick off early is the opposite: a small portion of the front of your snowboard is over the edge (of the mound).


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    Re: leaving it late

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    A kicker is a thing, and it is made of snow. You launch your snowboard or kick off from a kicker, a mound of snow. To launch late or leave late or kick off late means the front of your snowboard is over the edge of the mound quite a bit before you launch/leave/kick off. To kick off early is the opposite: a small portion of the front of your snowboard is over the edge (of the mound).


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    There is something missing that makes me not able to understand.
    He talks about a feet injury after that, I dont' know if it's the result of "being it late"!! I still can't get "the front of your snowboard is over the edge of the mound quite a bit before you " I can't imagine that!!
    Sorry!

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    Re: leaving it late

    Quote Originally Posted by maiabulela View Post
    He talks about a feet injury after that, I dont' know if it's the result of "being it late"!!
    The injury, which was sorted out here - TURNS , is not relevant to the question in this thread.

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