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nmwninjartA kid I follow built a small rail in his basement. He didn't have a ton of speed but it was fast enough to get the job done
theabortionatorDitch the jump. Even with a cold snow run in, you're not hitting much of a jump off even a 10' drop in which is already bigger than most people go.
The logistics are too fucked for the jump you're going to have. And a small jump gets stale after a while. Fun for a few hits but that's a huge investment and a lot if effort.
Go with a rail setup. Build different raiks and extra flat rails. Change things up throw a flst rsio after the aframe, add another flat to a flat for an elbow, make it a z, make a transfer.
The ability to learn and get killer at rails with this type of setup is huge.
With jumps you're basically going to be sidejumping a rail takeoff or hitting a small jump at best. It just isn't worth it. Any skiing is good but the likely hood of having enough speed to get any decent tricks is low. And a lot of that will barely translate to more legitimate even small jumps in the park. In the other side all if that rail skiing translates directly to the park other than the feel of steel versus pvc.
Can also make boxes by layering smaller diameter tubing side by side if you want a bix for any tricks or building confidence.
Pvc and 2x4s are cheap. The ability to mix it up is huge. Some nsers have crazy setups and ive watched people progress super fast just by getting a setup.
joy_enwell i’ll get to work, really hope to improve training with these rails
theabortionatorHell yeah man. You might not be the next tom wallnuts, butit will give you a massive boost in your rail skiing and be fun as hell
Check out the build a jib cult for some motivation. All NSer stuff. Some stuff super legit, some stuff a but janky. But will help show successes and failures of different sizes, angles and materials. Going a little extra bug can be good as summer setups without snow tend to run slower than a lot if people hoped.
Also check out traveling curcus videos, the old videos from here when everyone was building setups, and some of the new backyard contests ns did.
I think Andy did an article tutorial about buikding rails as well.
Good luck dude!!