I naturally spin left and slide rails right foot forward. I have been trying to learn to spin right and slide left foot forward to make my switchups feel less awkward but im having a really hard time. Does anyone have any tips on how to do this and how to just spin right in general (ive never spun more than a 3 to the right)
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I'd say for rails it really comes with practice. I've started sliding rails right foot forward 4 years ago on boxes and small rails, then really worked on it when I built my summer setup (if you wanna progress a lot faster on rails, it's the way to go). The next winter I just gradually went from boxes to flat rails to down rails, etc. Just practice a lot, you can do stuff like: ok I'm gonna slide every rail unnatural this run or other stuff like that, go gradually, like when you wanna step to kink rails and stuff, you can tell yourself: I'm gonna slide the first down, then next time I'll go through the kink, etc..
It's really practice that makes perfect, especially for rail skiing. I've never told myself: fuck it just huck it, when I wanted to learn a rail trick. Just go step by step, and for sure being able to slide right foot forward will make it easier to slide after a switch up, a 270 on, you might find eventually that unnatural switch up is easier than a regular switch up, that you prefer starting a certain trick unnatural, etc. To each is own, and it really opens the door for 2x as more rail tricks if you get good at unnatural.