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Slapping - the old slapper?

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Created by LNC Tuesday, 8 Oct 2019
LNC
20 posts
Tuesday , 8 Oct 2019 6:54PM
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it looks like slapper is a term used to distinguish windsurfing (board, sailor) from foiling.

do folks that windsurf old school style (only) call it slapping, slappers etc, or just the foilers?

do local windsurf shops or industry refer to windsurf boards as slappers ?

Sparky
WA, 935 posts
Tuesday , 8 Oct 2019 8:03PM
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I'm quite old, does that make me an "old slapper"?

Subsonic
WA, 1782 posts
Tuesday , 8 Oct 2019 8:21PM
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We call them that cause thats what you get at the local when they see you pull the foil board out.

Ian K
WA, 2958 posts
Tuesday , 8 Oct 2019 8:53PM
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It's entered the colloquialism. Who's claiming credit for first usage? Someone from WA?










Subsonic
WA, 1782 posts
Tuesday , 8 Oct 2019 8:58PM
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Ian K said..
It's entered the colloquialism. Who's claiming credit for first usage? Someone from WA?












Possibly.

Its certainly what we call them here. Can't say for sure though.

I think Stroppo was the first person i heard say it.

stroppo
WA, 498 posts
Tuesday , 8 Oct 2019 9:18PM
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Yeah it's really only common talk amongst foilers of here I'm not sure who came up with it but it's sticking once you foil it makes a lot of sense you know how it is any reason you can make up some new slang term it's in couraged it's the Australian way the grass roots of our language

azymuth
WA, 805 posts
Tuesday , 8 Oct 2019 9:33PM
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stroppo said..
Yeah it's really only common talk amongst foilers of here I'm not sure who came up with it but it's sticking once you foil it makes a lot of sense you know how it is any reason you can make up some new slang term it's in couraged it's the Australian way the grass roots of our language


Pretty sure it was Snides

hoop
WA, 1677 posts
Wednesday , 8 Oct 2019 11:09PM
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azymuth said..

stroppo said..
Yeah it's really only common talk amongst foilers of here I'm not sure who came up with it but it's sticking once you foil it makes a lot of sense you know how it is any reason you can make up some new slang term it's in couraged it's the Australian way the grass roots of our language



Pretty sure it was Snides


Own it Snides !!
It's become one of those reverse racism things.
Only Slappers can call each other Slappers.
If anyone else says it, it's offensive!

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6750 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 9:13AM
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Since I've heard the term it's drawn my attention to how much the big board does slapp in the chop.grr grr

LeeD
787 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 6:50AM
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Snides for governor!
Fly your windsurfer over 3 windwaves and you discover...flying the fin.

Maddlad
WA, 382 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 7:57AM
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Yeah I thought Snides came up with the term, but I could be wrong.

BSN101
WA, 1733 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 9:08AM
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Was he "Flying" high as a kite when he coined the term?

snides8
WA, 1600 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 9:57AM
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Ha it wasn't me
pretty sure it was Tomski or Strop

elmo
WA, 7966 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 10:01AM
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Yep, Pretty sure Tomski or Snides came up with it.

The context of it is not normally referring to other windsurfers, but ourselves when we go out on our normal windsurfing gear, as in
"I'm going for a slap tomorrow if the winds up"
"Going out on the slapper"

It's not derogatory, it's a fact!

Which until you foil you don't realize how harsh a normal windsurfer is (even a free ride board with the perfect fin in) you can have the junkiest day and still feel like you are standing on an air mattress (but nowhere near as boring).

Still got my slapper's, ain't getting rid of them any time soon.

snides8
WA, 1600 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 10:30AM
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Ok I have done some research
using snidesapedia
and have found the following
first mention recorded
was the term Slap on 28/10/17
by..........Darryl Griffiths AUS049

the first time the term Slapper was used in full was at 8:48 on 3/3/18 also by Daz!!!

personally I actually use the term as a derogatory remark!!




Mark _australia
WA, 19557 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 12:03PM
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I guess if you're cruising around at 8knots in an almost sensory deprived state on an almost-unmoving board, you have time to daydream about names for the other disciplines.


stroppo
WA, 498 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 12:26PM
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I think Darryl is the slangspert of this term

snides8
WA, 1600 posts
Wednesday , 9 Oct 2019 2:20PM
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Mark _australia said..
I guess if you're cruising around at 8knots in an almost sensory deprived state on an almost-unmoving board, you have time to daydream about names for the other disciplines.




??

Mark _australia
WA, 19557 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 12:42AM
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Its OK I was just kidding :) I love slappers, and those who don't like it rough.

P.C_simpson
NSW, 1400 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 7:00PM
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I thought a Slapper was a not very attractive female with loose morals.

Imax1
VIC, 2251 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 7:12PM
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Mark _australia said..
Its OK I was just kidding :) I love slappers, and those who don't like it rough.


I think your getting slap and spank mixed up .

Stretchy
WA, 481 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 4:29PM
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I guess "floaters" could be seen as a bit derogatory too

Imax1
VIC, 2251 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 7:37PM
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Stretchy said..
I guess "floaters" could be seen as a bit derogatory too



So we're going there are we ?
What about a powerbox ?

next.......

Imax1
VIC, 2251 posts
Thursday , 10 Oct 2019 7:46PM
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P.C_simpson said..
I thought a Slapper was a not very attractive female with loose morals.


That's a grubscrew.

MagicRide
187 posts
Friday , 10 Oct 2019 11:23PM
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I just assumed a slapper board referred to a traditional sailboard because when your planing, it slaps across the water like it's being spanked. The sail is also twitching because of the slapping across the water. With foiling, no slapping or sail twitching is going on, just smooth air sailing.

segler
167 posts
Friday , 10 Oct 2019 11:34PM
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Up here people seem to use "foiling" and "finning." At Roosevelt I foiled in the morning and finned in the afternoon.

Ben1973
275 posts
Friday , 10 Oct 2019 11:40PM
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Here in the UK slapper has a very different meaning

Mark _australia
WA, 19557 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 3:00AM
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MagicRide said..
I just assumed a slapper board referred to a traditional sailboard because when your planing, it slaps across the water like it's being spanked. The sail is also twitching because of the slapping across the water. With foiling, no slapping or sail twitching is going on, just smooth air sailing.


As was said by the OP.
Well done.

Mark _australia
WA, 19557 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 3:05AM
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Ben1973 said..
Here in the UK slapper has a very different meaning


Yeah same here, thus some of the above interesting convo

Maddlad
WA, 382 posts
Friday , 11 Oct 2019 8:32AM
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We need more slappers in windsurfing, and by that I don't mean boards with fins attached..



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