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French term or phrase:appui
English translation:push
Entered by: Stephanie Mitchel
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22:06 Mar 15, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: appuis
Context: Snowboarding
Phrase: Elle préfère les petites reprises d'appuis courts aux longues courbes avec la pression répartie, ce qui est normal pour du half pipe.
Could 'appuis' be 'inserts'? And if so, what would the phrase 'petites reprises d'appuis courts' mean (especially 'reprises')?
Stephanie Mitchel
United States
Local time: 02:22
just found a good glossary or two which might be of help
Explanation:
http://www.rds.ca/ski/fr.surf.lexique.html

The word "appui" appears when describing a position, as in 'frontside' 'backside', describing where you have to apply pressure to get the thing right.


LA TECHNIQUE DE BASE

Backside en appui talons, côté talons loc.
Backside position position en appui talons n.f.

Fontside position position en appui orteils n.f.

Frontside en appui orteils, côté orteils loc.
Anothere site which could be helpful, is this Swiss winter sports one :
http://www.hiver.ch/snowboard/lexique.html

ollie = saut de base avec appui sur le talon pour passer un obstacle ou permettant de sauter sans bosse

Here is an English/English snowboard glossary :
http://members.nbci.com/TISE/glossary.htm
Lots of references to pushin and pressure, so your answer may lie here somewhere...

Good luck!
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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 08:22
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Nikki - thanks for your research! I did end up going with 'push' which is maybe not very colorful but which I finally think is right, and the client seemed to agree.
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Summary of answers provided
nasupportxxxHenri
najust found a good glossary or two which might be of help
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
naaddress of the GDT referred to
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
na(here) short repeated turns
Nikki Scott-Despaigne
napumpingLAC


  

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3 hrs
pumping


Explanation:
I think this might be refering to techniques rather than parts...

(for some reason my first suggestion never appeared... so here goes again in, I hope, clearer format)
'appui' is often used for the pressure of feet/legs against the gound or something... 'prendre son appui' sometimes (in context of course) can be plant one's feet...

in which case it could be similar in action to pumping the breaks of a car rather than pressing evenly and steadly on the breaks... and reprise would then be closer to recovery or starting to do it again...

just a shot in the dark

LAC
United States
Local time: 01:22
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7 hrs
(here) short repeated turns


Explanation:
I would agree with the explanation provided in the first answer. Whilst an "appui" can be used to describe part of a piece of equipment, a foothold, for example, ("prise" often used in a similar way), here it is describing the application of a technique. "Elle" is the board I suppose, which rides better on a half pipe when the boarder avoids using long curves and uses short repeated turns instead.

Have a look at the GDT (ref below) under "appui" which provides 1 answer under 'loisir' and 6 under 'sport' which give you an idea of the sense of the word with reference to techniques. It is clearly more about support, or holding, abilities of the board (just as one can refer to a car's road-holding) and the way it rides in particular conditions.

Perhaps a way to translate it as it is basically in contrast to the long curves, might be "short repeated turns". Avoiding the term altogether, but perhaps a fair translation of what is being described?!

Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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7 hrs
address of the GDT referred to


Explanation:
Forgot this :

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Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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1 day 2 hrs
just found a good glossary or two which might be of help


Explanation:
http://www.rds.ca/ski/fr.surf.lexique.html

The word "appui" appears when describing a position, as in 'frontside' 'backside', describing where you have to apply pressure to get the thing right.


LA TECHNIQUE DE BASE

Backside en appui talons, côté talons loc.
Backside position position en appui talons n.f.

Fontside position position en appui orteils n.f.

Frontside en appui orteils, côté orteils loc.
Anothere site which could be helpful, is this Swiss winter sports one :
http://www.hiver.ch/snowboard/lexique.html

ollie = saut de base avec appui sur le talon pour passer un obstacle ou permettant de sauter sans bosse

Here is an English/English snowboard glossary :
http://members.nbci.com/TISE/glossary.htm
Lots of references to pushin and pressure, so your answer may lie here somewhere...

Good luck!


Nikki Scott-Despaigne
Local time: 08:22
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 4431
Grading comment
Nikki - thanks for your research! I did end up going with 'push' which is maybe not very colorful but which I finally think is right, and the client seemed to agree.
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1 day 5 hrs
support


Explanation:
appui = support


    Collins French-English Dictionary
xxxHenri
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