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New to park - rails & pipe
ive been skiing for a long time, and the groomed "mountians" in the midwest are starting to get tired.
the last two days ive tried the pipe and rails..
as far as the pipe, i like it, but i havent tried any air on it. lame, i know. i have no idea what im doing.
on rails, all ive done is a straight flat box. ive managed to go down it a few times, but the landing sucks. ive got a giant purple bruise on my side to prove it.
any help, tips, or tricks would be totally loved.
practice what you are doing and watch the people who do it better.
just keep hittin whatever you feel comfortable with and just keep charging. way to get involved in park though! thats super dope. the more girls out there shredding, the better.
but um with boxes i guess just hit em frontwards first, then move into sliding them sideways. then after a little you'll be able to do them sideways all the time and shit and yah it'll be totally cool!
i'm really bad at giving advice
watch a lot of ski movies, get all pumped to go skiing. try new stuff, but really commit to things so you don't hurt yourself. and if you do eat shit, figure out what you did wrong and get up and try again. always have fun.
start small work yourself up. i suggest not going into a superpipe if thats what you were talking about.
Do no hit features that dont look safe, always inspect features before you just charge it. Shitty landings can mean you hurt yourself for reasons that are out of your control so be careful. I hit a hip feature recently and upon landing, the snow immediately grabbed me and threw me right to the ground and I ended up hurting my shoulder a little bit for example. This wasnt my fault, but the stupid landing, i would have stomped it clean.
Find all the jumps/small cliffs you can at your local mountain Ski some moguls to get real good control of your skis and then hit the park, i swear it can help.
Just straight air like everything possible and start doing daffy's, spread eagles, twisters (aka shifties). Yea it sounds lame, but we all started doing that kind of shit to get comfortable air awareness. Twisters are realy good practice for beginning spins in the air such as 360's .
Rails and boxes are pretty hard to get used to. The key is to just get comfortable sliding with skis on, its a weird feeling. It takes alot of practice, but its really fun. Ski with people who dont intimidate you too much but also ski with people who will push you and be like "yo mang, hit that jump/rail, i want to see your steeze."
just keep trying thats about it..rails is the most important to pay attention or u will get really hurt
start with boxes. get good at those ad then for rails, hit them with way more speed than you think you need at first, cause the less time you are on them, the less time u have to balance on a piece of tubing.
im up at nubs nob in MI and they've got the new huge superpipe. nothing smaller as far as the pipe, but i havent checked out Boyne's park yet.
thanks for the advice.
im pumped. i think im going back out tomarrow too, so ill see what i can do.
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