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Old 12-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a year of riding my own gear. At the end of last season I tried to take on a box and failed! Now that I am about to go riding this weekend for the 1st time, I want to know if my board can take on boxes. Will it be a little bit harder for me to take on rails and boxes since my board is not a twin?
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Old 12-03-2014, 08:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's like asking if riding a mountain bike is harder in the skatepark than a bmx. I don't ride park, so I would imagine taking my set back board into the park would be a bit tougher than a board for that element, but that's just my opinion.
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I rode a 147 Salomon Derby Snake at Keystone in the park last weekend. 90% rider, 10% board.
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Flex will have a greater impact than shape. A soft flex board will make ollies, nollies, and presses both on and off the features easier.
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Old 12-04-2014, 01:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Any board can take on boxes, especially if you're just doing 50/50s. What make/model is your board? An ultra stiff, super responsive, big mountain board is less than ideal for jibbing, but it can still be done. What exactly happened when you attempted the box? What were you trying to do? Did you try it more than once? Was the feature ride on, gap to, ollie on, etc? More details will help us help you, but here are some generic tips.

Have your trajectory set BEFORE entering the feature. Aim for the end of it, not the beginning. Maintain a flat board while sliding the feature -- NO EDGING. If you slide off early, no big deal, your aim was off. It's not as cool as sliding to the end, but it's still cooler than falling, which WILL happen if you try to save it. Relax.
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