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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-19-2011, 10:05 PM Thread Starter
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how do you hit a kinked rail?

ya how do you hit a kinked rail. ones that look like an ollie onto a down rail to flat to down. for starters, how do you even get onto one (im a regular snowboarder) and when your on one, how do you i guess "take" the first kink. ive never tried one yet but i want to this weekend.
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try one that goes up/flat/down first... it got me used to switching from one slope to another... then just imagine you're going over a little roller, cept with a harder edge for the down part. The up/flat also helps you get used to an ollie on.

Most important thing is to just go for it, stay balanced and DON"T TRY TO TURN once you're on the rail, 'cuz your left/right tradjectory is locked.
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What do you mean how do you get onto one? If you mean one on the street with no hill for speed, people use a bungee rope to propel themselves. Once you have speed from a bungee or a hill you just ollie onto it.
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pretty sure he just wants to know how to not catch his nose on the up kink and bust his face open.

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pretty sure he just wants to know how to not catch his nose on the up kink and bust his face open.
Failure pics are mandatory. "This you gotta see" moment for all time.

Not saying you will fail, but without finding a small kink to practice on it sounds like you're asking for pain. Lots of pain. How's the surrounding layout? Do you have plenty of room and snow to bail into?
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watch this vid by lucas magoon and learn absolutely nothing:
YouTube - Trick Tip With Lucas Magoon
(just watch it for the slowmo to visualize)


the real key is staying perpendicular with the rail at all times, so in a kinked rail like in the vid above you have to adjust that right angle of your body to the rail 3 times, since you have a down, flat, down
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pretty sure he just wants to know how to not catch his nose on the up kink and bust his face open.
yep, this ^ i have 2 up flat down rails here(blue mt) but there kinda big and and i never tried them yet. ive done flat down rails, but like blind said, im scared to just ram my nose into the rail and eat it.
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I'd suggest a pair of shin guards too, saved me twice after busting my shin open on a simple flat down box.
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the only way you're gonna learn is if you try. know what you are going to do before you hit it.....your takeoff, your landing, your balance, everything..then visualize yourself doing it and chances are you wont eat shit. kink rails take a little time to get comfortable on but they are super fun
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biggest thing with kinkds is traversing your weight and where you are leaning. also pump your legs when you hit the kinks or you will get thrown hard
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