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WPMattI have no clue what the fuck im doing...
im pretty comfortable up to 540 and flat 3's. Where do I start?
WPMattI'm a competitive big mountain skier looking fir something new, and I thought I'd get into park. I have no clue what the fuck im doing, I'm capable on boxes but have no idea where to start on rails, pipes, or big spins on jumps. The only part of park im not a complete jerry at is jump lines, im pretty comfortable up to 540 and flat 3's. Where do I start?
parkplaygroundrails are fairly unique and they are my second favorite part of skiing right under switch skiing. Most parks have rails that are just basically narrow boxes without the plastic, or low consequence rails for beginners. Just commit to sliding at 90 degrees and stay centered when you get on them.
Pipes are legitimately just you going inside of one and skiing it, pumping the transitions, and trying to get air so you can get comfortable with them.
Jumps are just about trying new shit honestly. its fairly hard to find something to practice jump tricks on during the winter unless you have indoor facilities with tramps, but jump skiing is still different from tramps. just try stuff out on low consequence stuff like everything else.
Just like skating, it takes years for most people to be good at park so don't feel bad if you aren't progressing as fast as you want.
icedMy only tip with rails is go fast and never put all your weight on one foot when you are starting out
WPMattThanks man, the dudes pulling double corks and shit are just really intimidating lol