Yeah man learn forwards as much as you can and try keeping your hands in front of you it helps alot...but don;t over do it or it looks gay...and look at the end of the rail try to put some wwight on your front foot.. if you only have slide marks on your back ski it means your too far back still
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approach the jump with your legs about shoulder width as if you where going to stradle the rail pop and turn the full ninety degrees and make sure you lean more forward than back. keep your feet shoulder width or even wider if you need to but not too wide or your edge will grind into the rail and you'll fall. remember rails are easier done with speed.
well i have that problem. it used to be alot worse. But i learned to jib on pvc piping... and i guess i was sort of riding on to the rail because it was attached to the jump. But I could still do it because the rail was slower... Anyway, i noticed this leaning back problem in vids and pictures of me. But when i got the metal rails at my mountain, it was way to slippery to try to get away with riding on. I wrecked myself so many times by leaning back. So i sort of had to 'reteach' myself (well my brothers helped) and i practiced on bigger rails w/ gaps, so it FORCED me to pop. when you pop more, your skis automatically seem to land directly flat on the rail, so you have balance and are more centered to slide to the end. Now i always try to invision a gap to a rail, even if there isnt one. try it, it seems to work :)
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yeah i always pop..even if its ride on. its proll why i cant really butter onto stuff..i have to spin 270 onto boxed to butter
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it happens naturally. Just fall down and hike. then fall down again then hike again. Eventually you will be bruised to shit but you will get it. Its the same with everything, you can go on the internet looking for tips but you will only do it if you just go at it nonstop.
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