Frontside 50-50 On a Kink With Joe Sexton
"Learn this trick in the park, and then take it to a normal down bar in the streets before you commit to a kink in the streets."
From the September 2011 Issue of TransWorld SNOWboarding
20 Tricks: Volume 5
Approach: When you get to a spot, assess what you'll use for speed. I'm using a drop in ramp, and on average I set it up 20 to 30 feet from the jump, but test it out and see what's comfortable.
Takeoff: Pick your line and stick to it. Crack a good enough ollie so that you just get on the rail, but make sure you get your nose over the rail. You'll lock in a lot better and feel more comfortable on the rail.
Maneuver: Once you land on the rail, make a quick adjustment to center your body so you can absorb the first kink. Stand up straight on the flat and recommit and focus on the last down--it will feel just like getting onto a down bar.
Landing: If you made it this far, you got this! Spot that landing and come straight off the end, but remember: you're not in the park anymore and the landing is probably going to be flat.
Trick To The Trick: "Even though it's sometimes frowned upon, I like to keep a rut in the jump. It gives me a good mental marker to find the best approach to the rail." --Joe Sexton