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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-08-2012, 03:28 PM
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All of this is extremely helpful. The problems I was/am having are:

Watching my feet, and I have a hard time telling myself I can "make the gap" in my head. Ollie-ing itself is difficult for me... I have a lot of heel lifting in my boots...
Then definitely try to invest in new boots. Get them fit in a store, don't buy online. Try different brands and styles as all fit a bit differently. Having properly fitting boots will help all of your riding as well as make it a touch easier to progress.

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All of this is extremely helpful. The problems I was/am having are:

Watching my feet, and I have a hard time telling myself I can "make the gap" in my head. Ollie-ing itself is difficult for me... I have a lot of heel lifting in my boots...
dont worry if you cant actually ollie onto it. A simple hop works fine. Making the gap comes down to comitting to it, once you look at that feature and decide to hit it dont start second guessing yourself or thinking about what ifs, just do it as focused and as best you can. Looking down at your feet, just dont. Make sure you watch the end of the rail. In boarding if you look somewhere thats where you are going to go, so if you look at the end/beyond the end of the rail your body will begin to make the little movements and adjustments you need to keep you there.

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Yeah, I ollied over it on accident on my first attempt. To describe the rail itself, it was a flat rail, about three inches wide. It was possible to ride-on, but it would shoot you in the air if you hit the front of the rail. But now I am getting the concept of just commitment. I speed checked way to much initially and then bombed the rest. Counter-intuitive, and I was staring at my feet... lol. I now have a point to begin with on monday...

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