You’ve probably heard the music of Wu-Tang Clan before, but did you know that it’s also a common snowboarding term? Particularly in snowboard cross. So what exactly is a Wu-Tang in snowboarding?
A Wu-Tang is a particularly steep jump that you launch from. The term refers to a song from the hip-hop crew that suggests that the jump ain’t nothing to f*&k with. This reputation is earned because you can get some serious air with the right speed, so you’d better know what you’re doing.
This article will examine what a snowboarding Wu-Tang is and how to approach your first one. Keep reading to learn more!
What Makes A Wu Tang Different From Other Snowboard Jumps?
The Wu-Tang is a snowboard jump with a dramatic launching point.
It’s much steeper than regular snowboard jumps. Get ready to fly!
But where did the term Wu-Tang even come from?
The term Wu-Tang has actually been used in snowboarding for a few decades. The origin story is that it referred to a jump in Breckenridge, Colorado. But you’ll hear the term all over the place these days, especially in snowboard cross.
If you see a jump with a steep angle that will send you flying down a hill, you’ll know that you’ve encountered an infamous Wu-Tang.
Should I Try A Wu-Tang On My Snowboard?
If you think you’re up for the challenge, you may want to try a Wu-Tang.
Make sure you stretch, eat a good breakfast, and know what you’re getting into, because these aren’t for the faint of heart.
But as Wu-Tang clan always said, “fear is a state of nervousness only fit for children”.
(I’m joking of course, stay within your capabilities!)
Alternatively, why not learn how to build a snowboard jump. That way you can build up gradually.
Get out there and send it!