alright i kinda get where your friends/most snowboarders are coming from when talking about tail slides and noseslides/nosepresses tailpresses cause for the most part they are still a gimmick trick in skiing
for some reason skiers love doing tailslides and noseslides for photos way more than they do for video
whenever you check the front page of ns there is a photo of some kid doing a "tail slide" over a rainbow or some shit sitting on his bindings (or noseslide a down rail) but slides/presses are few and far between in edits
there are a lot of slide variations that have been done and are being done on downrails and handrails that I think look way better than a lot of the shit people are filming but noone seems to them other than casabon. i think natural and unnatural slide press variations are when skiing on handrails looks best personally
truth is 270 pretzel on a downrail or nosebutter 270 or whatever is a lot easier than a good tail danish and looks way more impressive
and god damn i hate when kids do nollies out of skier slides. if you wanna nollie out of your trick on a handrail do a noseslide.