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Practicing jibs

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So about a week ago I built my self a practice jib. About 6 feet long using a sturdy 2x4, and nailed to 6x6's on each end.
It's pretty solid. My question is, is is actually helping me at all? I'm currently working on just getting the form of switch frontside lips, and that's what I'm focusing on. It feels good doing it, but is it really doing anything skillwise? Balance? Focus? Feel? Landing? Thanks
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I know it helped me to learn to do street style features last year. Small ones but I never ollied onto rails before. I just did ride on or straight jump with small gap onto rails.

It's different then a real rail but gave me the confidence and the feeling of landing on a 4" wide piece of steel

So for me yes so no glorious details other then that

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how often did you practice on it?
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I can't help with answering your question, I'm more freeride than park, but where's the pic of the setup???

If you built it you got to have a pic.
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It's currently dark and I'm in bed, I'll snag a pic tomorrow. But it's how you'd imagine it, just picture it as How I described. The only downfall of it that I'm not happy with is that it's pretty low to the ground. The top of the rail is about 8" from the ground
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If you google "practice jib" and go to images mine looks like the very first one
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Practice jibs work amazingly well. A lot of jibbing is body position and knowing how to move different parts of your body to get your board to rotate and balance in the right way and practice jibs work amazingly well for that.

You'll still have to get used to the launch onto the jib and balancing when you're riding for real, but it definitely helps with with overall body positioning and muscle memory.

Fyi: I highly recommend getting a skateboard deck (no wheels or trucks) and strapping some bicycle tubing through the holes to hold your feet in and using that instead of a full blown snowboard.

It's a lot less tiring and comfortable to practice body positioning on instead of trying to constantly jump up and down with a full sized snowboard.

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Practice jibs work amazingly well. A lot of jibbing is body position and knowing how to move different parts of your body to get your board to rotate and balance in the right way and practice jibs work amazingly well for that.

You'll still have to get used to the launch onto the jib and balancing when you're riding for real, but it definitely helps with with overall body positioning and muscle memory.

Fyi: I highly recommend getting a skateboard deck (no wheels or trucks) and strapping some bicycle tubing through the holes to hold your feet in and using that instead of a full blown snowboard.

It's a lot less tiring and comfortable to practice body positioning on instead of trying to constantly jump up and down with a full sized snowboard.
and you dont have to wear hot ass snowboard boots

looking forward to your vids jed, you have alot of excellent contribution here.

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I ride a 153 for all mountain (grabbing a 149 for park this season), but I usually just use a crappy old kids board that's 138. It's tiring but I pace myself and practice longer. Thanks for the replies guys?
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I don't have a pic of mine either but it is about 8" high. The height of 2 4x4's. Don't forget your launching onto the rail so it will take less effort then the straight up hopping we're doing on the balance beam.

This is for muscle memory and balance. I used a beat up short board with tennis shoes on and that is still tiring. Like Jedi said I thought of using a skate board just haven't.

I don't practice till closer to the season. Just time constraints of being a dad.

The main difference or what I needed to get used to after all this practice was lining up the take off. My park is very rutted up and icey so even with this practice it takes me a bit of great lines. I only 50/50 which this is perfect for, this year I'm turning it up for boardslides. Yes I do practice the boardslide movement on the beam as well. Just haven't done it on the rail yet, or better said attempted but still learning boardslides.

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