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02-21-2012 01:03 AM
otisdelarosa
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
Like Bock E said in the previous comment, where you're looking matters. I do spot the rail because I have to see that I'm going to hit it, then shift my gaze towards the end of the rail or beyond. It is times when I catch myself looking down at my feet or somewhere else, that I fall off the rail too early.

You can kind of see what I mean here, although this video doesn't really have the best perspective and also it is a 180 on, but I would take basically the same approach to a front 50/50 on that rail.



I slip out a little early but this is because I'm still dialing in that 180. Watch it again though and you'll see that I don't really lock on to the rail until about 0:17, I'm definitely going a few feet down the rail before I'm actually on top of it and that's what I'm talking about.

This is a relatively short rail, but you can see how if you land a few feet further down the rail you're going more forward and less "up" when you pop off the lip. That should help you if you are suffering from white boy can't jump syndrome


You are genius! Good advice and technique you have there. I'm having a bit of problem too with ollies. These will really help me.

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02-20-2012 11:34 PM
ThunderChunky Just general tips. Try to keep your shoulders parallel with the jib and possibly more speed.
02-20-2012 11:22 PM
david_z Rainbows sketch me out sometimes too.
02-20-2012 09:46 PM
slyder so did the tips help
post up some pics if you have them. I was gonna do some park last weekend but still gun shy after my crash.
Saw a rainbow rail I really wanted to hit and I know I have the skill but just couldn't pull the trigger.
02-20-2012 08:52 PM
uh oh a virus 2 Thanks for the help! I've been hitting ollie-ons like cake this past weekend! It's such a great feeling being able to hit every feature in the park with ease.
02-16-2012 01:06 PM
uh oh a virus 2
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Originally Posted by slyder View Post
Virus you are also referring to a hand rail, more the smaller round ones right.

Try changing your approach angle it should pretty shallow.

Also you should be landing on the rail around 2-3 feet down the rail, not the very top. Your momentum is carrying you off the far side and when you fall off the same side you ollie on from your not getting your weight fully on the rail, a little bit of `not totally committed`.

If you have fair speed you may have to angle your board to kinda hit the rail then shift your weight up onto the rail. That angle very slight allows your board to absorb some of your forward momentum slowing you down to not slip off the rail.

Hope some of this helped
Thanks, yea come to think of it my biggest problem is that I keep trying to land on the very beginning, not that far down.
02-16-2012 12:45 PM
BoredPanda i dont know if this will help but snowboardaddiction made their 50/50 video free on youtube.



At about the 6:20 mark they start to talk about ollie-ons. Maybe it will help you, sbaddiction has helped my riding out a lot.
02-16-2012 07:16 AM
slyder Virus you are also referring to a hand rail, more the smaller round ones right.

Try changing your approach angle it should pretty shallow.

Also you should be landing on the rail around 2-3 feet down the rail, not the very top. Your momentum is carrying you off the far side and when you fall off the same side you ollie on from your not getting your weight fully on the rail, a little bit of `not totally committed`.

If you have fair speed you may have to angle your board to kinda hit the rail then shift your weight up onto the rail. That angle very slight allows your board to absorb some of your forward momentum slowing you down to not slip off the rail.

Hope some of this helped
02-16-2012 06:32 AM
nickwarrenn One thing I struggled with was getting locked into the rail and kept sliding off. I can't explain it very well, but goggling it will explain it.
02-16-2012 06:24 AM
uh oh a virus 2
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Originally Posted by david_z View Post
Like Bock E said in the previous comment, where you're looking matters. I do spot the rail because I have to see that I'm going to hit it, then shift my gaze towards the end of the rail or beyond. It is times when I catch myself looking down at my feet or somewhere else, that I fall off the rail too early.

You can kind of see what I mean here, although this video doesn't really have the best perspective and also it is a 180 on, but I would take basically the same approach to a front 50/50 on that rail.



I slip out a little early but this is because I'm still dialing in that 180. Watch it again though and you'll see that I don't really lock on to the rail until about 0:17, I'm definitely going a few feet down the rail before I'm actually on top of it and that's what I'm talking about.

This is a relatively short rail, but you can see how if you land a few feet further down the rail you're going more forward and less "up" when you pop off the lip. That should help you if you are suffering from white boy can't jump syndrome
Lol thanks, I see what you mean. His head was always looking at the bottom. I'm always looking at the very beginning of the rail because I am more focused on getting on then riding it out
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