twinkle_toesSuper stoked, I love NS !! Reading all these tips helped a ton. Spent 2 days practicing & I can finally come off the rail straight forwards :-)
I'm strugglin with spinning off the rail now, but I guess that comes with practice.. Do I need to pop harder off the end in order to rotate off? Thanks for da help !! Snow's melting fast so I'm trying to enjoy it while I can.
hell yeah! you're super close on the front two.
the set is there with the scissor grip, the biggest thing is to set that grip harder and earlier, and then spot back uphill.
once you get it down it basically feels like an uphill 180
: scissor grip the tube ASAP, open your hips, pop off, rotate hips and shoulders keep looking uphill for 180, stomp switch
Blind/continuing/back 2 is a little more technical, closer to a full 360 with a rail slide in the middle
. spend a full day practicing your slide->switch a lot. feel for the "backside/continuing" grip: front half of the inside edge of your downhill ski
"dip the tip, grip it and rip it"
set the edge with your downhill ski and let your hips and shoulders continue in the same direction as you hopped on the rail, pop and look it around for a full 360 rotation.