i have been skiing bc for a while, but i'm pretty much a begginner on rails, i was hoping to learn how to do a swtich up this summer on my setup. Is it easier to learn by coming to a complete halt on the rail, then spinning? or is it easier to learn while your moving?
just start off switch on, frontside switch up. its easier because of the momentum, but be sure to fully commit or else your genitalia will pay for it. hope that helps, good luck
eh, backsides aren't that hard. Start your spin while you are on the rail and then jump and the momentum from starting the spin on the rail will for the most part bring you around you might have to twist a little but just stomp it and you'll be fine
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switch on is pretty tough on a turf setup. Just keep trying, everyone does it a little differently, so eventually you'll figure out a way that works for you. If you keep working on stuff all summer you'll be amazed with what you can learn.
yeah, thats what i was thinking, since i'm starting rails, i thought a summer setup would be a really good way to hit some rails, try some stuff in the comfort of my yard, and do it everyday, i'm hoping my skills like dbl cause of this summer
go for it dude, it's made a huge difference for me, and it's really nice not having to waste any time trying to learn basic rail stuff in the winter, so you can just move straight towards the harder stuff.
back sides ares easy if its natuaral for you. jus head into the rail knowing your gona switch up, pop a lil more than 90 onto it if the rail is short, look fast around with your head while poping at the same time + your skis will follow.
its way easier to do on kinks, but its techier to do on flat rails
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but for switch ups its all about commitment. its always been easier on flat rails for me, but i seem to be the only one. just trun your body, pop, spin, and if you need to adjust your weight on the way to landing.
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i leaned my first switch up on an up gap down box. it was backways by the way. and next i did a frontside one on a small rail not too high off the ground. and i find frontways to be easier. so you can see what your doing. jep