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post #27 of (permalink) Old 02-12-2013, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by MeanJoe View Post
Sometimes it is the simplest things.

I've been working on boxes and learned a few tips from here and a coach at my local hill which have been covered here. I tried to practice the idea that once on the box look to the end to ride it all the way. I always struggled with approaching the box, trying to be lined up straight to ride the length but my eyes were always on the beginning of the box. Once on, I'd shift my view to the end of the feature. Unfortunately, many times I'd be just a few degrees off and would go off the side near the end or before making it that far. It never dawned on me to look at the end BEFORE getting on the feature. This simple suggestion makes so much sense, and is so obvious I'm ticked I haven't thought of this before.

And this is why I love this place.
Thanks, my basics are pretty solid but I've only really begun to hit the non-jump features. It's easy to explain since I'm learning it right now too. All I do is 5050s for now, maybe a bit of nose/tail press or nollie/ollie - been riding with some guys that are real rail slayers, makes a huge difference.

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