Butters and rails....frustrating!!!
alright so I've been on my new park board 4 times now and I'm not really improving too much. I know 4 times isn't a lot, but I feel like I should at least seem some improvement, especially because I basically spend the whole day in the park.
Anyway, first thing is buttering. I'm trying to get good at butters on the tail end of the board, but 1 of three things always happens.
1) Don't lean back far enough and it just looks like a lame little butter.
2) I lean back too far and fall back which looks even more lame.
3) I lean back a good amount but my nose end swings to the right (I ride regular) then kinda puts me into a toe side turn.
I'm guessing 1 and 2 are solved by just repetition and just getting a better feel for the balance/lean. Any tips on #3 though? It happens almost everytime. Am I closing my front shoulder when I lift the nose or something?
Second problem is rails. Almost every rail, the nose wants to slide off to the right of the rail, and my whole body kinda twists into a boardslide (facing up hill - frontside boardslide?). Similar problem to my buttering problem I guess. Will the edge I'm on or side I appoach the rail from affect this? What the best way to approach the rail to just 50-50 the rail?
East Coast Park Rat
2008 Burton Twin 157 w/ Rome 390 Boss
2005 Burton Canyon 168 w/ Ride LS
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