In snowboarding, a ramp that launches you into the air so that you land on flat, or on a downward slope. The more speed you have, the higher and further you will go. Kickers are generally made out of snow, but the stronger ones are dirt covered with snow. They are usually anywhere from 1 to 8 feet tall (.3 to 2.6 meters) but can be even taller. In skateboarding, the equivalent is called a launch, or launch ramp.