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skrrtskrrtaight thanks, sry for putting this in the wrong forum I didn't know
SkylineGTR_R32Look at the end of the rail, feet shoulder width apart, commit, and get the full 90 degree rotation in.*
Commitment is honestly the biggest part as with most tricks. If you come in scared or somewhat hesitant at all chances are you will have issues.
Slide some boxes to get the hang of it and then just go for it. It’s mostly a mental sport.
SofaKingSickthis and LEAN FORWARD. 9/10 rail beginners slip out and fall backwards. you aren't turning your skis and doing a stop, you're sliding over the box/rail so you can't lean back like you can while stopping
if you're scared i suggest trying first on a small little pvc rail that's basically just plopped on the ground
or, you can find the lowest flat box available and first just ride straight over it, and then start pivoting your feet sideways partway through to slowly get used to that sliding position. then you can move to sliding the whole thing that way and then graduate to trying it on a slightly bigger feature
be safe, have fun, wear a helmet, flex your core, LEAN FORWARD! the line of your center of gravity should go through your shoulders straight down through your thighs/knees and then through the balls of your feet
(also yeah this thread should be in Ski Gabber, this is gear talk, like equipment discussion. but no worries at all and a moderator might move in when they see it)
skrrtskrrti tried to shifty but i cant seem to turn my skis enough there a lil to big ( over my head) or i might just not have confidence
theabortionatorStart small. Slide some boxes, get a feel, get the confidence. Then start on a baby rail thats short. The shorter it is the less consequence and even if you slip a little you can still land a lot of times
Then just repetition. Some music and friends goes a long way for motivation too.
Getting the first one out of the way can be acary but you'll likely reallize that you're better than you thought and the rail isn't as hard as you made it out to be.
Good luck man!
TRVP_ANGELbash your head on the rail to show dominance
skrrtskrrtkay so i did attempt alot of rails today but i thought i was 90 degrees but i saw a video of me and saw i was turning like 60 degrees how do i turn more
DirtYStylEGetting a few bruised hips is a rite of passage