I just started skiing park last year (for more than a about a weeks worth per year) but I've been able to hit BC booters and stuff beforehand so jumps are normally no biggie. But rails...awww shit metal and face do not equal happiness. I have problems with hitting rails basically. I can slide a rail but anything where I slip out or anything scares me. a lot.
so does anyone have any tips on how to sack up for a rail? falling on snow seems to have a lot less consequence than falling on metal.
ok well nevermind this was a badly phrased question. I can hit the rails fine. i'm just really worried about injuring myself.
So I guess the real question is what is the easiest way over a rail session to warm up and start trying tricks without getting all pissed at yourself for not trying shit. If I go and try tricks without being in the right mindset I just can't stick 'em. especialllly on rails.
you need to realize the odds of actually getting hurt. like of all the things that could possibly happen how many of those could actually hurt you? not too many. also realize that other people are doing the same things and theyre just fine.
Sorry i suck at communicating so if what i just said doesnt make any sense to you youre not alone.
watch a bunch of sick rail edits and make yourself realize how bad you wanna get good at rails and then it will all come dont worry matt. just remember when you fall to be conscious of where you are and if the rail is gonna hit your head or something grab it with your hands and break your fall or something gnar happens. youll be fine its been done before.