Tips on boardslides?
So I'm pretty much new to park, It hasn't been something that interested me until now since it's something new to master. I built some homemade features which consist of a log down rail, a short 6 foot straight rail, and a half-log line that's about 15 feet long.
Today was my first day trying it out, and I got really comfortable doing 50/50's on both rails. My biggest problem was when I tried to get a board slide in I always ended up sliding off the rail before the end.
Part of the problem I'm thinking is that both rails are "ride-on", meaning the snow is built up to the feature so there is no need to ollie onto it. Because I wasn't ollieing onto it, I would get on the rail going slightly sideways, get my board halfway angled to a boardslide and then slide off prematurely.
I'm thinking maybe if I set them up so that I have to jump on to them, I can get my board positioned into the boardslide before I hit the feature and stay balanced.
What do you guys think?
PowderHound and TreeNinja