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    Posted: Feb/04/2010 at 4:05pm
I'm learning big handrails now and I'm having trouble "locking on" I'm not scare of them and it's not hard for me to get on top of them. I come on frontside and always slide off the other side. Is there some common mistake that keeps people from staying on for the complete handrail?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/27/2010 at 10:29pm
BUMP this post. I am having the same issue with locking on to rails. I slow down considerably to really get an accurate ollie onto the rail, but I almost always slide of the side of the jib
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/28/2010 at 4:52pm
Looking at the end of the rails instead of down at the rail?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/01/2010 at 12:29am
if you catch an edge on a rail, is it because you're leaning to far forward or backward? I'm not sure how an edge gets caught on a rail since the thing is smooth, and this happens a lot to me when I'm trying to slide on a jib.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/02/2010 at 2:59am
also sounds like it could be an approach problem.  Try starting your ollie a little closer to the rail and move downhill more than side to side.  That combined with looking down the rail will help "straighten" out your ride.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 5:04am
I have the same problem!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 5:30am
if you have a very centered stance when you get on the rail that should solve the problem... or it could be that your board is too stiff for rails and boxes. How stiff is it
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 5:30am
if you have a very centered stance when you get on the rail that should solve the problem... or it could be that your board is too stiff for rails and boxes. How stiff is it?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 2:20pm
I think it's all a matter confidence. I'm a beginner at jibbing myself. On some days I can do a lot of different stuff such as bigger rails, on some days (especially after a nasty fall and your mouth is bleeding) I just do too many speed check and mess up everything.

Just speed check early, commit to what you are going to do, have enough speed on the rail and look at where you wanna go (don't look down or to the side). I find it easier to reach the end of the rail if I have enough speed, otherwise somehow I'm always running to the side too.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/03/2010 at 5:50pm
Sounds like Doug needs to put together another video.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/10/2010 at 7:02am
Originally posted by jayxprez

Sounds like Doug needs to put together another video.


I wonder if you're slowing down too much? Down rails tend to generate a lot of speed, so you don't want to approach too quickly, but if you're going to slow you'd be more likely to rock yourself right off the other side.

Don't be afraid to really set your board down on the rail either.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/10/2010 at 10:41am
I find that it is easier to stay on the rail when im going at a good speed. If I go to slow then its pretty hard.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2010 at 2:11pm
Your just taking too big of an angle.
The black is the rail, the red is the lip, the green is you. See the first one, your taking off too far from the rail. Common mistake when your just starting skate style features.
Take off closer to the rail like the pic on the right. Sometimes i'm even parallel to the rail and I just hope sideways onto the rail.

I think speed definitely is your best friend when hitting them.
I was following someone one time and I knew I was going too slow. I hit it anyway and my board slips out. My stomach hit the rail and I ended up in the hospital.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 3:27am
good drawings aajajaj
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 3:35am
hahahaha thats a gnarly drawing
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 5:23pm
=D thanks. I was at work and only had ms paint. but then i probably couldnt have come up with a better one anyway =p
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/17/2010 at 5:30pm
Some nice tips on this thread, thanks everyone!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/23/2010 at 1:00pm
Yeah, everytime i get up to a jump-on rail to 50-50 it, I can never stick it good, I either jump over it or smack my shins.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2010 at 12:28pm
Originally posted by Attrox

Looking at the end of the rails instead of down at the rail?
 
Its just like skateboarding and doing a hand rail or just at a skatepark you need speed but you cant look down just visualize  trick before you hit it should be all ingrained in your head.  i know it sounds cheezy but you cant look down.  keep your knees bent and use your arms to hold your balance.
 
I say that you need speed b/c the slower you ride the rail the more time you have to balance, think about and resist looking down.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2010 at 5:19am
thanks for tips so far but how often do you fall when ollying from the side vs ollying fromt the front? or does it depend on the person?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2010 at 1:47pm
I think when you ollie from the side, you don't aim to land on the surface directly next to you. Gain a little speed, jump and land on the surface further down.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/07/2010 at 1:59pm
my only advice is don't fall on your back like i do cause that really hurts
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/09/2010 at 6:37am
^ trying fs boardslides, its kinda hard not falling on your back ^_^
i interpereted the question as you guys are over rotating when trying a fs boardslide? if thats the case, then when you partially rotate to go perpendicularish to the rail, keep looking at the end of the obstacle. once your in position, just stay like that and keep your balance.
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