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Tips for Rails and Boxes?

post #1 of 8
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Hi all,

So I got some new tip skis so that I could mess around in the park when everything else on the mountain is icy and not fun to ski (which is usually is at Windham and Hunter.) I am pretty good at jumps (thanks to the Wiki), but I have been having some trouble with rails and boxes.  Does anybody have any tips about getting on, tricks, etc?

Thanks
post #2 of 8
This probably is the wrong forum to ask about anything park related.

This is the site that would be best for answering any park related questions: http://www.newschoolers.com
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
Ok thanks,  I'll try it there.
post #4 of 8
Or you could Ask A Pro here on Epic. 
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
Well thats a good idea. Do you have any tips?
post #6 of 8
Can't help ya. I learned all my tricks long before anyone ever thought of using man-made infrastructure for doing tricks.

You might find more folks at Epic who can give you tips on ski ballet than riding a rail. Newschoolers is your place.

Just stay off the stair rails. I used to be a maintenance guy, and I would've been really fried if someone skied on a stair rail that I had to keep painted nice.
post #7 of 8
Rails are easy. Speed is your friend. When you approach the rail you will need a small hop to allow yourself to turn sideways. Sliding on the rail is just like sliding in shoes across a patch of ice. Stay balanced, keep your feet spread apart and your body centered between them. When you land on the rail you should have the rail directly below your feet. If you are going fast enough you barely notice you are on the rail. It is when you go slow you struggle. It is harder to keep balanced slower you go. When you are on the rail look at the end of it. If you look at the side or at your feet you will come off the rail before you make it to the end.
post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by CR0SS View Post

Rails are easy. Speed is your friend. When you approach the rail you will need a small hop to allow yourself to turn sideways. Sliding on the rail is just like sliding in shoes across a patch of ice. Stay balanced, keep your feet spread apart and your body centered between them. When you land on the rail you should have the rail directly below your feet. If you are going fast enough you barely notice you are on the rail. It is when you go slow you struggle. It is harder to keep balanced slower you go. When you are on the rail look at the end of it. If you look at the side or at your feet you will come off the rail before you make it to the end.
 


 Thanks CR0SS.  That was very helpfull.  I was trying to do them slower which I think is why It was harder to stay on and keep my balance. I've read other things that told me to look at the end of the rail, so thats probably a good thing that I should try also. 
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