Need some advice/ help for boxes
Real quick about me, I've been boarding since I was 18 (34 now) but I took off the last 5 years due to an ankle injury. This year I got all new gear (skate banana, burton missions, burton hail boots) to replace my old crap. I've been boarding about 10 times this year, concentrating mostly on the park.
I've made great progress in the park this year. For the first time I've hit boxes, rails, cliff jumps, table top jumps and regular kickers. I've stuck to the smaller features so far. I need a little more confidence for the larger rails and boxes that require that you ollie on to them from the side, as opposed to the smaller features that you can ollie strait on to.
Anyway I've had a few recurring problems with some boxes and rails. Every once in a while I will tend to rock too far back onto my heel edge which will make my board immediately kick out, dropping me on my ass. Is there any advice other than don't rock back too far on the heel edge? Any way to save it when the board starts to kick out? For park riding I usually take out some of the binding forward lean.
Also any advice for getting onto the larger features? The only feature I have been able to hit, that I couldn't jump strait onto, was a down rail. On the videos it looks so easy and smooth. When I get up to the features I tend to chicken out last minute because the rail or whatever seems to high to ollie onto. Any advice?