Question(s) about popping
Ok, so I have a few questions about popping:
1) Do I need to pop? I live in Belgium and I go snowboarding indoor alot, there is one big jump that I dare to take but I always hit the knuckle. Should I just go faster or should I try to pop?
2)I understand that popping is going to help to keep you balanced in the air, but do I need to pop bigtime to have balance, or is a little one also enough?
3)Rails/boxes, I really wanna learn how to boardslide but I don't know how to jump on a rail or box (I always just ride on it to 50/50). Should I pop from the side or just go fast and try to fly on it?
If it might help anything: I'm intermediate to advanced on groomed trails. I ride a Burton Clash 2013 with the Burton Customs (Yeah I know, not a intermediate-advanced setup, but I'm short on cash)