is it just me or does it seem like there isn't really anyone pushing the progression of rails? I know people have pulled like 450s and backflip onto rails but i don't really see anyone like doing new grinds then just the same old railslide...maybe i'm wrong and just havent payed attention or havent seen anyone try sick things on rails
yeah rails have definately progressed, just compare stuff l;ike cr's switch up to stuff in the days of ski movie 2 and propaganda, but it would still be cool to see some new grinds which we'll see more of this winter i bet
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^iannick b is the sickest rail slider ever, he was doing blind switchups after doing 270s on and off and such. Hes crazy
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dood! fuckin look at what peps doing!! nose n tail presses n shit... so much new stuff.. i think this year in all the vids yur gonna see a lot of good shit... i think as the rails get more tech too, like the gap to rail to gap to down rail that chrichton does in the RFA teaser, the stuff people do on em get more tech...
I think rails can still progress a lot. Sum kid on the glacier was like crouchin down and doin mutes on the rails and leanin back way on his back edge. it was kool. iannick dow 540 to switch 50-50, and on the glcaier at Dave Murray on the C BAnk rail sum kid was doin blinside switch ups to 270 off. now that is progressive. THat shit is hard, especially on a C bank rail.
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2 things: how wide was the rail that Iannick did this 540 to switch 50 on, and also, for progression, i can see some company coming out with some kind of grand plate atachment so people can do stuff similar to rollerbladers, line produced something like that for skiboards. -josh
ive seen kids doing forward grinds...like a 50-50 on both skis instead of just one....I bet noseslides and tail slides will become alot more abundant....and i have seen tail presses and nose presses on boxes and stuff....so maybe people will start being able to do like crooked noseslides and stuff
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apart from spinning or flipping onto/off of a rail theres really not a whole lot of progression i see, theres basicly only one way to slide a rail consistantly on skis, 50-50's just seem unnatural and sketchy to me and i doubt that there are people who can nail a nose/tail press on a regular basis. the progression im mostly seeing is in rail design, with newer more technical slides. if a company such as line marketed a grind plate like they used to, maybe something could come of it, maybe pick up some new ticks like a soul grind..or maybe not, it might be too snowlerbladeish. i wish skis had more sliding variations and the same capibilities as snowboards on rails
i've been over the whole one footed thing for a while now, there are cooler things to be done. and to whoever said they doubt there are many people who can 'nail' a nose/tail press on skis, well i think you'd be pleasantly surprised to know how many can. i think skiing has as many possibilities on rails as snowboarding does, the only real thing they have that we don't is frontside and backside.
we have blindside switchups though, because we travel sideways on a rail when most boarders dont unless they are doing a 50-50. and i think mabye the grind plate wouldnt be such a bad idea. just refine the design a little bit cuz i heard it was really hard to use. if you could lock into a rail you could do any grab you wanted to on it. mute grinds, tail grinds, japan grinds, phil grinds, critical grinds w/e the fuck you wanted. you get me?