i am no park rat, so my "advice" is pretty limited. but most hills have a beginner park...go there first. it will have small jumps and ride on boxes and maybe rails. but get good and confident on ride on features. first ride on boxes, get the hang of the slight tweaks and how to stay centered. then take it to some ride on rails, again, get good at balancing. Your first attempts at rails and boxes will be 50/50s, its just how people start.
after that go back to the ride on boxes and board slide them, then once you have that down go to ride on rails and board slide thoes.
after you have that down move on to hop on boxes close to the ground. keep a decent speed, not too fast or you will freak yourself out, and not too slow or you will slip right off. again, your first slides will be 50/50s. come at it on a side (toeside is easier because you can see where you are landing) at a slight angle, pop off of the transfer and land hopefully even on the box. i dont know enough to go in depth about the mechanics of it.
if you just go out and put the fear of eating shit out of your mind and just take a few slams you will get the hang of it pretty quickly. honestly the fear aspect of park is what holds most beginners back. Yes you will fall, and yes rails and boxes hurt like a bitch. But if you want to progress you have to wipe that from your mind and stop caring about that for a while. when i am sitting there at the top of the park staring at the features picking out my line is the scariest part for me. I just stare at my first hit for a while visualizing my self and what i am going to do on it over and over until i have sufficiently rehearsed it in my head. Once i get the first hit out of the way the fear of falling goes away and, unless i fall of course, i hit one feature after another without stopping. Once i have my momentum started i am in the zone and ignore any thoughts of fear.
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do they even make chaps with asses?
I think they call them pants