they are fun to play on but too easy...they shouldnt be in competitions unless its a rail jam and theres MORE RAILS THEN BOXES....the masters was so lame cause it was nearly all boxes. like a 8 kink box is sick or one with a few kinks but basic ones are so gay for comps although they are fun for regular park riding
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Yes i will also agree that it can be fun just dicking around on boxes. But kids think that doing some thing on a box is hard, and can compare to a rail.
Comps is another thing that boxes SHOULD NOT be in. Like giray siad masters was a big let down becuse it was ONE rail. And in alot of comps i have been in judges dont see the diffrence that doing some thing on a box is no ware near as hard as a rail.
almost every comp i went to/saw had a flat box in the course and over half of the competitors eithe 270'd or 450'd on and i hated skiing a little bit more with every rotation while sliding the box itself.
Right throughout this season at my home mountain the "rail-park" has seen more box than Ron Jeremy, and really, I'm getting sick of it. I can 270 on, switch 270 onto the long ones, but that means fuck-all to me 'cos they ARE NOT RAILS!
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well... i guess boxes are good to learn on and give your rail park variety. i would way rather learn a 450 onto a box first then take it to the rail than get my ribs worked by a rail that i wasnt good enough to do... know what im sayin ?
boxes are are great in parks and are really fun to do presses and other proggressive tricks, but they shouldnt be in comps. i dont know how many stupid rail jams i went to last year witha flat gap down box, that turned into a spin onto the box contest.
now in some cases boxes were fine, i.e. vermont open, because they had rails and those boxes are quite large. to often though its a small box where people just spin onto spin on, and spin off the box.
its not that hard.
i think boxes are getting used way to often, rails are sooo much better and i dont understand y in compitions they dont have at least one super crazy rail like a rollercoster s, i mean y is this, if the pros r the best in the world they should have some crazy rails to compete on
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boxes are great. I 100% agree that they should be phased out of/de-emphasized in competitions. But aside from that, all the talk of how "easy" they are, or stupid they are is dumb. They are a great way to learn, and build confidence. I had to learn rails on the nuttable, double barrel, early season rail at killington years ago. That was hard, intimidating, and I definitely took my lumps. I wish I had had a nice flat box to learn on, to get used to the whole concept before trying it out on rails.
For instance, I'd like to try 270 disasters this year, and I'd much rather learn it on a flat down box first. Sure, it's not the same, but I could probably learn to get my 270 rotation down a lot better knowing that if I over or underrotated I'm not totally fucked, because I'm landing on a box.
boxes seem to come up in the smaller rail park at my mountain (mt buller, australia) but on the big air park there all rails about 3 inches wide and 20 ft long.
the boxes are easier to learn on but rails are 100X sicker!