RIDING A GRIND RAIL
Grind rails are available at many terrain parks and are great fun once you get some experience. Shown in the
photos is a low grind rail which is about 6 inches off the snow, a good one for the first ride. Approach the rail straight on
and make sure you are lined up or you may slide off the rail in the middle (Photo 1). Ride up the transition
(Photo 2) and mount the rail with knees and ankles bent for balance (Photo 3).
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Keep the upper body still as you ride the grind rail.( Photo 4). In advanced moves, you can rotate the upper body to cause the board to do a lip slide, or a boardslide. Ride down the transition (Photo 5) and land on the snow with absorption (Photo 6). Some riders will ollie off the the transition at the end.
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Photos 7 through 12 show a similar sequence with a higher grind rail.
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