Canning is a game in which you take cheap soda cans(unopened), and throw them at road signs/mailboxes/similar objects while driving by. The idea is to go to some place that you can purchase large amounts of very cheap soda. We normally purchase about 5-8 2Liters for 50cents a piece, and between 2-4 cases of soda cans for one night. This will last about 30 min +/-. The idea is to hit roadsigns, etc. while driving down backroads preferably so theres less trouble of gettin caught. Another thing to do is to take the 2Liters and throw them in front of the moving vehicle on a straight away. there is normally a mixture of reactions with this. sometmes if u dont shake the soda it will hit the road and rocket in front of u because of the pressure inside, sometimes they will just explode.
neighbor 2: It's the new rage, called canning. Looks like they hit up our street quite well.
More specifically (and often with a suffixed "it"), the word can be used to refer to travelling down skate ramps, half pipes etc using one's cans, as the smooth metal footwear provides an ideal surface for fast passage.
Occasionally said hazing can result in a fist fight.
Origin: Terra Linda High School, Marin County.