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don't forget too that since your great at rails going to a box is much different. I assume that you can angle and edge your board to stop sliding off one side or the other of the rail. if you take that to a box this will cause you to slip out. I think aim or lining up the ollie is more important on boxes too. again new park rider but some thoughts.

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don't forget too that since your great at rails going to a box is much different. I assume that you can angle and edge your board to stop sliding off one side or the other of the rail. if you take that to a box this will cause you to slip out. I think aim or lining up the ollie is more important on boxes too. again new park rider but some thoughts.
Thats exactly what I did, tried to manoeuvre my board to slide around on the box but it slid out.
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I have an equiptment related question.
So last season (and some of this one) I have hit a few boxes, down boxes and rails on my SN Pandora which is a Hybrid. Have tried boardslide, not successfully but can swivel by board without catching an edge to get the feel. All ok.

This week I have been using my Stepchild PMS and while I love it for jumps I seem to be nailing myself about 3/4 of my efforts on a BASIC box.

Do you think one style of board is more forgiving or is it all in my head. I feel that Its different even when I come into my prep, harder to not be on some sort of edge on my new board.
I initially fell on my ass but since have been going down/coming off on my toeside trying to remain flat. Looking at end of box always.

Any advice appreciated. Just want to know if it is ALL in my head or if it is slightly harder and less room for mistakes on my camber.

If its al in my head, there is a LOT of chatter in there right now.

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I have an equiptment related question.
So last season (and some of this one) I have hit a few boxes, down boxes and rails on my SN Pandora which is a Hybrid. Have tried boardslide, not successfully but can swivel by board without catching an edge to get the feel. All ok.

This week I have been using my Stepchild PMS and while I love it for jumps I seem to be nailing myself about 3/4 of my efforts on a BASIC box.

Do you think one style of board is more forgiving or is it all in my head. I feel that Its different even when I come into my prep, harder to not be on some sort of edge on my new board.
I initially fell on my ass but since have been going down/coming off on my toeside trying to remain flat. Looking at end of box always.

Any advice appreciated. Just want to know if it is ALL in my head or if it is slightly harder and less room for mistakes on my camber.

If its al in my head, there is a LOT of chatter in there right now.
I have a GNU Park Pickle (like your Never Summer Pandora, rocker in the mid & camber between bindings) and a Ride Machete (like your Stepchild PMS; flat rocker). I would say that there are noticeable differences when I get on boxes with these two boards. However, I don't think that one is harder than the other, it's just different (e.g. I usually won't try to lock a board slide with the pickle being centered between my feet because I'm directly over the rocker profile; also I tend to do more tail/nose presses with my pickle because of the more aggressive rocker).

Neither of your boards are extreme enough to not be able to perform on boxes, so just throw your worries out of your head and keep working on your fundamentals
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Thanks for the reply! That was very helpful :-)
I will add that my stepchild is 3cm longer too. I have decided to go back to my Pandora and go with repitition until it becomes second nature then try again with my PMS :-)

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Speed is the trick, the faster you go the easier boxes are. Also never ever try to correct yourself on the box, if you got on at an angle and your heading for the edge just ride off the edge and try again... if you try to correct this you will hurt yourself. Lining up properly before getting on is key.
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Speed is the trick, the faster you go the easier boxes are. Also never ever try to correct yourself on the box, if you got on at an angle and your heading for the edge just ride off the edge and try again... if you try to correct this you will hurt yourself. Lining up properly before getting on is key.
great advice that i learned the hard way. never "fight" to stay on the box. if you're going off then just stay flat, slide off and try again with a straight approach
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Back on my old board, and back on the boxes...almost like the fear never happened. I guess I can get away with not pressing into my usual board, but cannot get away with not on my new board...


Edit- Yesterday I smashed my head falling off a long thinner box. Some memory loss.....So I have an issue with THAT box and any boxes like it such as rainbow...How to get ooooover it.
Thanks for the lining up tip Donutz, will try...when I get the courage.

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what's the best way to line yourself up? I always find that when i'm speed checking on ride-ons that I can never line myself up straight, is there a trick to it?
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what's the best way to line yourself up? I always find that when i'm speed checking on ride-ons that I can never line myself up straight, is there a trick to it?
Don't line up with the beginning of the box, line up with the end of it.


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