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"locking" onto rails???

what do people mean when they say that a board "locks" onto rails really well?
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Its hard to explain if you don't already know. I'd probably describe the boards ability to "lock-in" is more the boards stability on rails. The more minor adjustments of body positioning a board can handle and not kick you off the rail I guess. Usually attibuted to boards with softer torsional flex, and softer tips.

Noodles lock really well, planks do not.

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yea it is hard to explain, its more so a feeling of hitting a rail perfect....even with the right board you dont always lock on....

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yea it is hard to explain, its more so a feeling of hitting a rail perfect....even with the right board you dont always lock on....
thats the thing about 'locking in', you dont need to land perfectly on a feature to lock on...the board kind of just does it for you( if you have the right kind, and im not sure which boards do this. it might have something to do with the reverse camber base)
its really weird, i never experienced it till i started jibbing on a skate banana
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I found that softer torsionally between the feet is beneficial. The softest boards though arent always the easiest to lock on. I can get locked on my SubPop, but I never feel as solid on rails and boxes on it than I did on my Stairmaster.

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Rockered boards dont lock into boardslides as cambered, especially when it has the rocker between the bindings. Rockered boards do lock into presses better. I find that K2's jib rocker with the flat between the feet does both well.
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kinda like... you get on a rail in the position you wanna be in, and you dont move or slide off the side of the rail. your board kinda stays put until you get to the end of the rail.
of course it has to do with your body position, but thats basically what "locking on" means
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