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Tricks And Snowboard Rails

Aug 17, 2007
If you are a trick rider on your snowboard, you are very familiar with snowboard rails. If you are a novice snowboarder that sticks to simple stuff on the hills, you are probably not all that familiar with snowboard rails. In any event, they will become prominent with snowboarders that are into the more extreme aspects and into showing off on your board for your friends or for those significant others that pack the hills.

Checking out snowboard tricks is a great way to spend some time in the season, so learning those tricks is a great way to get yourself some of that attention. Learning the rails is a great place to start for that type of thing.

Snowboard rails are metal bars that snowboarders use to slide off of when they are doing tricks. Sliding on the rail is often referred to by those in the know with snowboarding terms as "grinding". Grinding is a popular way to snowboard and it has become so popular that the famous X-games cover a lot of grinding and snowboard tricks at their events.

The rails are popular at these sorts of events and gather a significant crowd. Tapping into that energy means getting to know your board and your riding style so that you can hop on the rail and start grinding in a style all your own.

Working The Crowd

There are a lot of "snow parks" that are like skate parks. These places are great for learning to ride the snowboard rails and get acquainted with a lot of the tricks. They are effectively safe havens for riding your board and getting the most out of the experience without falling flat on your face in front of a large crowd.

Snow parks attract a crowd all their own, from novices checking the place out to experts planting their feet on some fresh new moves for the rails. Either way you look at it, a snow park is a great way to learn how to work the crowd on the snowboard rails.

Since practice makes perfect and since you have obviously practiced until sundown at a snow park, you're probably ready to ride the rails on a larger scale. If you're not ready, you're not confident, so don't discount spending a lot of time riding the snowboard rails to get your footing and to get your own flow going.

Having your own pace and flow means that you will be able to control yourself and, more importantly, control the crowd as they react to your skills on the hills.
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