A gapper AKA my little sister... asked me what is the true definition of after bang was... after giving my 2 cents she still didn't understand. BUT i did find this in the process of explaining to her and thought it was worth a post...
Afterbang is an art mastered by a select group of skiers, such as Tom Wallish, commonly referred to as TWal or variations of this...because he is a beast. After bang involves a specific technique that requires you to almost look as if you care too much about not caring after you land a trick. It can be used on any landing, although particularly looks awesome if used after hitting a huge kicker. Rather than the rough, stiff traditional landings in which the skier looks as though he/she is grateful for their life after the attempt and is skiing away straight as a stick, afterbang, on the contrary, offers a much more stylish way of showing who owns the terrain park:
From head to to:
1. Upon landing, flex the legs as you normally would but when you regain balance, lean back slightly as you are riding away.
2. Rotate the torso 17.5 degrees to the right or left, so that you look relaxes as you are slightly turned and leaning back like you are in the center of your comfort zone.
3. Bounce the head in a relaxed, casual fashion, as if you were listening to the song PIMP by 50 Cent.
-To sum it up, look like the huge trick was nothing and you could throw it off the jump all day-
Finally, after a day of doing this you will most likely receive comments from other skiers and riders in the terrain park saying things like, "Dude that spin onto the rail and the switch ups were sooooooo dope!!!," etc...