Come on man, flips off of rails were cool (kind of) when they first happened, but there's no point. They're now about as cool as a hucked 1440.
Fanatics, Teem Bosquet, East Coast Alliance
what kind of rail do you plan on doing them off of?
if off a flat rail, make sure you have plenty of height. like spinning off a rail, it is NOT easy. you can't really edge into the rail, so it's all pretty much momentum, mostly upper body, with push from your legs. your upper body glides your rotation, leg drives the jump and power
if off a ...uh..whatever those rails are called...teardrop? like the ones that have the rollercoaster BIG hump at that end, definetely don't throw yourself as hard as you would off a flat rail, you'll literally hit your head on the rail.
be comfortable doing flares, back 180s, because not only do your backflip off of it, but you 90, landing fakie?
i wont drop out of high school for skiing, mom
I did it from unnatural and did the 90 right at the start and just fliped straight forwards. I haven't done one in like 3 years though. I didn't think they looked that cool, and it is hard to find a rail that is set up good for it.
ive seen rollerbladers huck some mean misty 5s of of rails, it would probably be a little harder with skis, but easier than backs or fronts
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