I am progressing well in my box skills, with most basic tricks down on a variey of "M" rated boxes. My next step of progression at my local park is Doing a "shotgun" rail. It seems very intimidating to me but I really wanna try it. Is it that much harder than a box? or is i more of a "just do it" thing? Any general tips on how to hit it would be nice.
Basicly just do it. It is still a flat surface but more chance of coming off early since it is skinnier. If this is your first time hitting a jib from the side instead of ride on then just be sure you jump high enough and pull your legs up.
shotgun (double-barrel) rails are pretty easy they're the only ones I'm really comfortable doing. just go for it. and yeah make sure you're jumping high enough or you'll blast your shins to smithereens.
Some solid advice on here. I would definitely recommend starting with ride on rails that are small to minimize consequences. If you cannot find a ride on rail, can use always pop on from the front of the rail (ollie on).