Snowboarding Rail : What is it?
Snowboarding rails are long elevated metal bars with flat or rounded surfaces used by freestyle snowboarders for performing tricks along with other “terrains” such as half-pipes and funboxes. Usually found in terrain parks, they are also used for grinding or sliding across from one end to the other. Snowboard rails are suitable for experienced snowboarders only, as they can be difficult for beginners to use. Caution must be observed when treading on the rails because hitting the solid steel pipes hurt more and cause more serious injuries than landing in a snowbank.
Kinds of Snowboarding Rails include the following:
Straight snowboarding rails are leveled parallel to the ground.
Sloped snowboarding rails curve downwards to form slopes.
Curved snowboarding rails have big and smooth curves for more motion.
Kinked snowboarding rails are straight pipes with bends or corners.
|Length: If you are a beginner, choose a short, straight, and low snowboarding rail for practicing grinds, as it offers a lesser risk of sustaining injuries. Get a higher and longer rail with more kinks as you get better. |
Surface: If you are a beginner or when practicing, choose a snowboarding rail with a flat and wide surface. It is easier and safer to grind on than a thin metal pipe rail.
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