Ok. I'm mew to this freestyle skiing thing. When It comes to jumps I'm at least in control in the air, but when it comes to rails i just slam every time. I've been looking around online for tips but nothing seems to be too helpful. I never even thought to turn to newschoolers until now. So If anyone has any tips please feel free to post them. Anything is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
approach the rail straight on, spin 90° and bend your knees a bit to help absorb the impact. Biggest thing I can say is dont worry about landing on the rail right at the start... A little air time/ distance onto the rail isnt a bad thing and it makes it easier to square up. And it adds hella style to any rail
Ski's are better than snowboards...
2>1... catch my drift...?
this is really all it takes. go off the pointers posted above, but the main key thing to do is just to commit. the first time i tried actually sliding a box and not going straight on it, it worked. as long as you commit and dont lean back, you should be fine.
"i once saw an indian family eating lunch at the picnic table in the park." -alexg1687
The easiest way to start is on PVC pipe.That's how i started.
Its easier than rail and boxes because u can lean a bit back without catching ur edges.
And as the time goes on and u try u will get more comfy with it.
this on a flat surface take a long board or a skate board run up to it hop on side ways if you do it succsessfully that is a lot like hoping on a rail and thats where your weight and center of gravity should be. it has helped me. also keep your feet flat and dont get on edge
It's hard to help you if we dont know a specific problem, or if we dont know specificaly how you fall. But practise makes perfect. Start out of some easy boxes, then slowly move up, don't lean to far back. AND BE CONFIDENT!!!
Remember to dull your edges. You sure gonna fail with super sharp market fresh edges =S
After that. Just feel committed and jump on to the rail like a baws and dont keep your skis too close to each other, otheriwse u might get flipped out. Keep your weight on ur legs and afterbang the shit out of it!