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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-29-2012, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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Help Park Progression - Boardslides


I've been riding for a bit now (2yrs. approx) and I enjoy park riding with the occasional groomer and of course powder days if they happen while I'm on holiday out west (NE originally)

Riding Ability: Freeriding area I feel comfortable at high speeds with what i believe is dynamic skidded turns on all blues on the east and west coast, some blacks, dislike moguls.

Park Riding - I can 50-50 on boxes and ride on rails (including kinked, rainbow, etc.) consistently and small gap on rails (not street style), i feel the next step for jibbing is to learn to do a board slide but every time i try i slip out towards my heel edge. I can do flat ground spinning 360's (heard its good practice to raise edge awareness on a box) in both directions down the slope, flatland FS 180's and i am a regular rider.

My question is what can i do to help me understand how to distribute my weight on the board as to not slip out or bust my face?
What are the mechanics for shuffling into a board slide on a beginner box and doing complete spins across a manuel pad?
I'm still not sure how you generate the motion on the box to shuffle all the way into it, at best i can get the board a little out on an angle off the box and it certainly doesn't look smooth.

I will be getting dvd's to help too, once I'm back in the states. And any other advice that has helped you and would help me to dial in my board slides.

Also where am i trying to align my weight on tail and nose presses so that i don't rotate while riding the box and my tail is flat so none of the tail edges catch on the box?

Thanks for your time!

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