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View Poll Results: what type of rail is best for learning/progressing skills? (all have 0 incline)
square rail 1" 1 7.14%
square rail 2" 1 7.14%
square rail 3" 6 42.86%
round rail 1" 1 7.14%
round rail 2" 3 21.43%
round rail 3" 2 14.29%
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Old 2007-02-21, 11:55 PM   #1
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grind rail poll

k i will do a poll. i seemed to get some controversy in the replies and thats not what i wanted. i figured a rail with no incline is best to learn on right? oh and how high should i make it?

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Old 2007-02-22, 01:47 AM   #2
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i figured a rail with no incline is best to learn on right? oh and how high should i make it?
I learned on an inclined rail.

With a flat rail, you need momentum to grind for any distance. With an inclined rail, gravity will take you down the rail... no momentum is required... all you have to do is get on the rail.

As for height, keep in mind the higher you make the rail the higher you'll have to jump to get onto the rail... and jumping tends to rob one of their forward momentum.
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Old 2007-02-22, 02:16 AM   #3
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does it take along time to learn on an inclined rail? what is th best angle to set it at?
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Old 2007-02-22, 02:23 AM   #4
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does it take along time to learn on an inclined rail? what is th best angle to set it at?

its not very hard, it's mostly just fear factor. I learned to grind ona ledge, then an inclined ledge, then a rail, then an inclined rail.
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Old 2007-02-22, 03:06 AM   #5
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I agree with maestro, a slightly inclined rail is easier than a flat rail...my friend learned to grind by simply setting the unicycle on an inclined rail, then stepping on and sliding down.
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