As I was mulling around, longing for the start of the season, I had an idea. I wanted some way to up my rail game, but I didn't feel like building a setup, as it would simply take too much time, and I needed to ski now. I thought and thought and thought, and I came up with something.
I remembered that I for some reason had these carpet slider things that go on your shoes, called fun slides. My idea was to put those on my shoes, and slide across either my pvc rail or a metal pole. My pvc rail is like 18 inches high, and I didn't want to fucking die so I decided to put an 8ft long steel dock pole I had on the ground, to try to slide across as you would with skis. You could also use pvc.I tried this, and I was overcome with a great feeling, as I had discovered a way to practice your balance for rails and stuff without needing an expensive setup. It didn't cost me a thing, as I had everything, but if you were to buy it would probably only cost like 20 bucks or less. You could also set it up like a down rail if you wanted to, or set it up so its higher.
Anyways, sorry for wasting your time if this is a stupid idea, but it worked amazing for me and I think it would be a great way to practice your rail game without needing a setup. It really stimulates the feeling of being on a rail. Just thought id share