WattyyyThe last two days I've been working on some down rails and let's just say it didn't go in my favor... I can't seem to not slip out and the worse part is my commitment is there so after I slip out I end up fucking myself up on the rail. I'm battered, I'm bruised, and I need some tips on locking on before I huck myself down anymore down rails. Any help NSers?
Ahh you sir suffer from "i hit flat rails for way too long" syndrome.
This happened to me, i had a backyard setup with one flat tube rial. I got pretty good and could even do switchups, but when it came to down rials at my local hill i would always wash out!
The problem is you are only used to sliding at one angle with your skis, when you land flat on a down rail, your body position should be perpendicular to the rail.
When i approach, i size up the degree of the down rail and try and match it with my entire body as i land. It's a little scary at first because it seems like your landing much more forward than you are used to