How To Use Mailbox As Snowboard Rail
Knowing how to use a mailbox as a snowboard rail all starts with your body control while riding your snowboard. Lucky for us, when we strap ourselves into that snowboard, we know it’s not coming off. Unlike skis or a skateboard, you’re pretty well attached to the snowboard. This will make it easier to use a mailbox as a snowboard rail. We can focus all of our attention on body control during the maneuver. Well, let’s get it going then; here’s the best way to go about using a mailbox as a snowboard rail.
- Jumping. Before you can even think about using a mailbox as a snowboard rail, you need to know how to jump with a snowboard. It’s relatively simple to do. Remember, the snowboard is attached to both of your feet all of the time, so where you go, the board will follow. Snowboarders use their quads and hamstrings to pull off jumps. They then use their abs to assist in twisting the board in the direction that they want it in. To pull off a jump, simply squat quickly and pull up just as fast. By bringing your knees up slightly you can elevate the board. Try jumping while moving. After you get the hang of this, it’s time to try to move the snowboard to a precise angle. You’ll need to be able to pull this off in order to properly use a mailbox as a snowboard rail.
- Angling your board. When you’re jumping on the move, a lot of factors come into play. The faster you’re going, the more momentum you have to make potentially higher jumps. You'd better believe that you’ll need a decent amount of momentum to use a mailbox as a snowboard rail. You need to practice being able to manipulate the board in mid-air. Once you’re airborne, it's all up to your abs to move that board. It’s all in the twisting motion. When you get airborne, you need to twist your upper body in the direction you want to go. Your legs will naturally twist back into position, bringing the board into the desired position if you twist your upper body fast enough. Try this while you’re in the air. Pull your lead leg up towards your body while leaving the other leg slightly extended. You see what happens? You’ll pull the front of your board upward. This is how snowboarders ride rails. They elevate one part of the board to make contact with the rail and use the forward momentum to slide on the rail. Your dream of using a mailbox as a snowboard rail is in sight.
- Using a mailbox as a snowboard rail. Taking what you’ve learned about railing, apply it to a mailbox. Be warned: most of those things aren’t sturdy enough to take someone railing off of them. Things on video games don’t always transfer to real life. Ride parallel to the mailbox. Jump and twist the board towards the top of the mailbox. Elevate the front of the board so that the underside of your board makes contact with the mailbox. If you’ve done it without falling, you’ve successfully used a mailbox as a snowboard rail.