Happy new years what's up yall so I've got a problem with my jibbing, I'm able to front 2 and the occasional unnatty blind 2 on most "advanced" rails. Been working on trying to turn with my body more but then my skis trail behind. I know to put pressure on my leading edge, I am able to do small wobbles with the front ski so I've got edge control, but when I go to try say a front 4 it feels like I have even less power than a 2 out. And say blind 2 even with looking they're just sloppy. So I ask yall for some tips on shifting weight to edge harder or anything that really helped you. Also with blind 2s am I holding my scissor through the length of the rail or locking on sliding normal then last second edge and pop at same time, or is it hold the edge then wait to pop. +k for anyone that helps.
well its not really your leading edge that you want to scissor, its the inside edge of your leading ski. youll be using that ski to generate at least some of the pop off the rail too, its not all the back foot. for front 4s i feel like i use my front ski to push off the rail and generate a lot of my pop with it, blind spins its a little more even between my feet but still comes from the front foot to some degree.
the reason you scissor is to change your momentum, so its not like every single time you do the trick you will "pop" off the rail to the same degree. if its a tiny flat rail youll have to pop a bunch, but if its a tall ass rail you might be able to just sort of drop off the end. so, in certain situations youll wanna end your scissor earlier after changing your momentum, but in others it wont really matter cuz you dont have to pop as much any ways.
a final thing to think about is sometimes its almost just lifting your foot, and pressing either the balls of your feet or your heels into the rail. you dont have to keep the foot youre scissoring with on the rail necessarily, you see people do it with 2 pretz 2s a lot, they just kinda lift their foot and press into the rail with the toe side of their ski, even though their foot is several inches above the part of the ski thats engaged with the rail
taylor seaton shows what i mean about the foot being lifted off the rail with a frontside stagger/spin here
saracheezywell its not really your leading edge that you want to scissor, its the inside edge of your leading ski.
Should of worded differently that's what i meant, itd be absolutely terrifying to push your outside edge into the rail lol. Thanks for the other info the lifting the foot definitely helped, I was always told bend the knee and crouch into the scissor. Makes so much more sense to just lift the foot
Johngreenacreyou spin off the end of rails (nowhere to catch), not sure what your talking about as this has never been a problem for me.
You've never caught in a swap? I know floating your spins off the end you wont catch and if you do its negligible if that. In your post I was more thinking if I tried a switch up without popping that id die haha