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staying on a slider without sliding out the side

 
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eric mf soler
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PostPosted: Jul 07, 2010 8:10 pm    Post subject: staying on a slider without sliding out the side Reply with quote

ok so today I hit my first slider and It was a ride on slider so I would ride on until I was at the top of the incline place and then I would slide off of the side into the water how do you not do this?
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PostPosted: Jul 08, 2010 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's mostly in your approach. You have to find the sweet spot between having an edge that's too mellow or too hard. If you're at a cable, try and follow someone else's path in to the rail. I like to picture the apex of my edge just past the beginning-midway of the slider and just make that kind of an invisible point you're edging for.

If you're getting pulled off early, it's likely that you're starting your edge too early . Wait a little longer before you edge in to the slider.
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PostPosted: Jul 08, 2010 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok I want out and tried that and it seemed to help but I still didn't quite make it all the way to the end. Is the later you edge to it the better? (im riding behind a jetski on my friends homemade rail)
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PostPosted: Jul 09, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GnarShredd, hit it. When you approach the rail you don't aim straight for it, if you do you'll be pulled off the side. You take an outward cut into the rail. If you're being pulled off the inside of the rail you didn't take a hard enough cut. If you go past and go off the outside of the rail you cut too hard.

Think about it this way: if you approach the rail in a straight line with it, the rope is pulling you back to center. It's going to pull you off the rail. You have to generate outward momentum to keep centered on the rail. The longer the rail and the further off center, the more outward momentum you need to have when you hit it.

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