97 definitions by KARL

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A skater is a human being who enjoys riding a skateboard because it is fun. a lot of skaters could be classified as 'punks' but this is just a stereotype. true, some skaters so wear tight jeans and a pair of emericas, but a lot of them just dress 'normally'.

there are vert skaters and street skaters. vert skaters skate in halfpipes. street skaters skate stairs and ledges and such. street is currently more popular than vert, mainly because it is easier to do. not to say that it requires less skill; I mean that street requires no ramp, therefore it can be done in more places that vert.

skateboarders are often said to be druggies, but this is simply not true... True skateboarders have no use for drugs. It's all about landing those tricks! landing a trick is the ultimate high.

I could say a lot more but i don't have a lot of time to write so I'll end it hear.

skateboarding is not a fad, it's a way of life.
while i may not skateboard every day, i do it for the right reasons... not to get girls or to cash in on the rise in popularity that skateboarding has suddenly taken.
by karl May 26, 2004
an occupation that involves taking (stripping) one's clothes off for the sexual stimulation of others. most strippers are female.
when a woman is a stripper, the only thing she has to be proud of herself is her body. her mind, her creativity and her emotions ultimately become something of little value and importance. it is depressing to know that some women think that the only thing valueable about themselves is their body and what they can do with it.
by karl July 24, 2004
one who rides a skateboard and has fun doing it. skaters can be any kind of person; punk, prep, jock, criminal, nerd... whatever. skateboarding has room for all kinds of people, and most of us won't discriminate based on anything but your love for skateboarding.

however, since skateboarding has recently rocketed in popularity, it has now become 'cool'. so now, you have to deal with those who are only doing it to be 'cool'. these people are not really skateboarders.

if you are the other kind of skater (the for real one, and you know who you are) i have some words of wisdom for you. when you get kicked out of a skatespot, don't mouth off to the cops no matter how much of an idiot they really are. if skaters want to get accepted in todays world (which seems impossible right now) then we need to act like civilized people. if thats how we act, that's how we'll be treated, which means less getting kicked out of skate spots and more riding of the skateboard.
skateboarders are usually non-competative people, because competition in skateboarding is fairly low-key; its not really taken seriously. ESPN tried to make it into some dramatic rivalry between the top skaters when in fact they are all friends just goofing around. there's no hating.
by karl July 29, 2004
tony hawk is probably the most popular skateboarder of all time. he is noted for inventing over 80 tricks, and the most popular one of these is the 900.

many claim he's the best skateboarder, but most skaters believe that no one deserves such a title since there are so many guys who are as good as tony that it's impossible to make a comparison like that.

he's also the founder of the tony hawk foundation, an organization that raises money and builds skateparks for kids in need of them.

some hate him because he endorses mainstream companies, while others are die hard fans. any way you look at it, you have to admit that he's for real and he's highly responsible for the way skateboarding is percieved by the public today.

i suggest reading his autobiography for more info, as this definition does not do him justice.
tony hawk became a pro skater when he was 14. he was an outcast, as all skaters were of that time period. he skated because he loved it. little did he know at the time, his persistence through the death of skating in the early 90's and all of his other struggles would end up rewarding him with an amazing career.
by karl February 24, 2005
short for drum 'n' bass. a style of electronica that incorporates fast tempos (150~180 bpm) syncopated breakbeats, and a heavy bassline. can incorporate various styles of other music; jazz, funk, hip-hop, are the most common. Sometimes called the 'black man's techno'. often times the word is used interchangibly with jungle, but a lot of people think that jungle and dnb are different. sub-genres include ambient dnb, techstep, 2-step, darkstep, etc. a man named roni size, who isn't that popular now, basically started the whole style of music. its cool.
if you want to hear some dnb, check out:

www.bassdrive.com
or
www.nycjungle.com

i went to a dnb rave by J. Majik and i had a blast.
by karl June 08, 2004
refers to two things, in my experience.

1. a rhythm pattern where the percussive bass takes place on every downbeat. Common in house, trance, other forms of techno, disco, etc.

it is the opposite of a breakbeat, where the percussive bass can be anywhere, but is normally not on beats 2 and 4, and rarely on 3.

2. refers to a 4 speed transmittion with the shifter on the floor (as opposed to the dash or the column)
1. I dig that four-on-the-floor beat; it goes well with the bassline.

2. John wrecked the four-on-the-floor transmittion in his car by going 80 MPH and then quickly shifting into reverse.
by karl December 26, 2004
303
shorthand/abbreviation for the Roland TB-303 Bassline Synthesizer. Probably the most sought after synthesizer ever, except for maybe the 909. The machine is responsible for an entire genre of electronic music known as Acid (AKA acid house, acid techno).

At first glance, the synth looks less than mediocre. They're small, and usually they aren't in great condition because theyre so old (1982-1983). It was originally designed to sound like an actual bass guitar and replace a bass player in a band, but it didn't really do that too well. The sequencer is a pain to program, and you'd be wasting the rest of the possible sound spectrum if you wanted it to just sound like a bass guitar.

It became popular by using the accent function on certain notes, and tweaking the filter and the accent knob while it plays, creating really squelchy and random sounding effects.

Nowadays, their price can range from around $800 to $1500. There are emulators and clones, but purists say that only a 303 is a 303.
If you own a TB-303 and you aren't into Acid (the music of course) then you have two options. No, you can's use it as a paperweight, although if it is broken you can do that. (who wouldn't want a paperweight that says "computer controlled" on it?)

1. Get yourself a drum machine (909) and start making acid music.

or (and i'd much rather you choose this instead of choice #1)

2. Sell it to me, in which case you can forget about the price range that is listed above, and I'll take it off your hands for $50.
by karl August 11, 2004

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