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Last Minute TIPS on Rails
Hey NSers, Major Gaper here. nah just kidding. But I'm newer to park skiing. I'm on my way to a ski resort in Wisconsin (Tyrol Basin), and I want to learn how to ski slide sideways. I've seen videos and a forum post or tow on it by other NSers but if you have any personal tips for me that would be sick.
Make sure when you're getting on the rail that you turn the full 90 degrees. It will help you stay balanced on the rail. Also dont lean back when coming off the lip
Look at the end of the rail
Keep pressure on your front foot
Get a good pop onto the rail
Turn a full 90 degrees
A small overlooked thing is be patient entering the rail, it ends in a good pop and solid slide.
Look at the end of the rail, you go where you look
For newbs, put a little weight on your front foot to prevent from slipping back
Keep your front shoulder closed, or parallel to the rail, otherwise you don't get get a full 90
There are a ton of threads on this, check them out they have good stuff
MichelJustenThere are a ton of threads on this, check them out they have good stuff
^The link 3-4 posts up
thanks for the advice guys. I just got back from the resort. I feel like I made some progress. I went straight for a rail since the only box that was do-able for me had a massive gap and also downhill as fuck. I tried a few times myself on a smaller rail and I was complete ass. Right after I asked a skiier that looked like he knew what he was doing, he was hitting like backflip mute grabs n shit. He was really friendly and hiked up with me to show me what to do for a rail. I went for it and of course like most people trying a rail for the first time ate shit. I slid for a solid 2 seconds before slipping and hitting my left hip on the rail. Just a bruise nothing bad lmfao. Anyways, this guy was super nice (not sure if you are on NS) and I really appreciate people helping beginner park skiers learn. Don't be afraid to ask someone for advice it helps a ton seeing these help forum posts in your own eyes. I'll try and ski slide on boxes at another resort and really nail that. I've been skiing since last year and I understand how long it can take to improve at freestyle. :) thanks again guys for the help!!!!
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