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9/3/2012 7:33 PM

what one is better? i've never ridden a round one yet because all the rails at my park are flat bars. The ones around here streeting are like handle bar height and i don't have a problem with the hop im just scared ( being a pussy ) to try it incase it feels completely different. Do they really feel any different then flat bars?

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9/3/2012 7:38 PM

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9/3/2012 8:07 PM

round bars feel more solid

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9/3/2012 8:29 PM

flat rails are easier to balance on, flat rails are easier to do stuff on. just my opinion

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9/3/2012 8:31 PM

ehh. Flat rails are all around easier. IMO. im not much of a peg user however

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9/3/2012 9:20 PM

I personally like round rails, they seem to slide faster and I can lock onto them easier. I've only ridden small ones of each, I don't do hand rails etc...

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9/3/2012 9:28 PM

I think I might like round rails and objects more than flat ones. I ahve to go try and experiment cause I haven't tried grinds in FOREVER, literally. xD

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9/3/2012 10:23 PM

i havent had a chance to grind any round rails just from the physics of it i think it would be faster and easier to lock into then a flat rail because there are less points of contact and you can lean on them a little more.

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9/3/2012 10:40 PM

kikcer2 wrote:

i havent had a chance to grind any round rails just from the physics of it i think it would be faster and easier to lock into then a flat rail because there are less points of contact and you can lean on them a little more.

Well they are easier to lock on but you have less lean room unless you talkng about curved round rails.

Round rails are just a little harder to balance on, but not by much. To me they just feel better.

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9/4/2012 12:45 AM

the only difference i noticed was that you have to lean more to the side or you slip offa hell of alot easier... but i dont have muchexperience

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9/4/2012 1:02 AM

Round rails 5eva

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9/4/2012 2:24 PM

round rails are easier for me. you can actually balance and adjust your position on a round rail. on a flat rail, your bike has to be perpendicular to the rail, and so its kinda awkward to balance. Thats just my opinion.

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9/4/2012 3:26 PM

there both easy i do alot of handrails they reallyl arent much diferent i like both kinds of rails

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9/4/2012 3:34 PM

Round rails are more better

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9/4/2012 7:15 PM

i did my first few round rails today and man do you ever lock onto them, there was one i tried that i had to jump off my bike because i couldn't get off and there was a post at the end lol

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9/4/2012 9:36 PM

Flat rails are only better if you are putting your tire on it (feeble, rail ride, etc)

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9/4/2012 9:49 PM

LorenzoGallegos wrote:

Flat rails are only better if you are putting your tire on it (feeble, rail ride, etc)

This
I can pedal feeble flat rails

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9/4/2012 10:08 PM

I've been riding since 09' and have never grinded a rail. Kinda funny.

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9/4/2012 10:11 PM

Spenlard wrote:

I've been riding since 09' and have never grinded a rail. Kinda funny.

Never???

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9/4/2012 10:19 PM

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9/4/2012 10:32 PM

Spenlard wrote:

I've been riding since 09' and have never grinded a rail. Kinda funny.

Roqfan wrote:

Never???

Nope. Used to crankarm grind a funbox at the skatepark, only thing I've ever grinded. Ever.

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9/5/2012 2:11 AM

i like to butter my really long fat round rail, makes it slide in better

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9/5/2012 11:24 AM

anyone who has any real peg game knows round rails are better all around.
However the benifit to square rails is feebles and smiths are easier, but really, save those tricks for the ledges.
Round rails are better BECAUSE:
its easier to balance double pegs and crank arm grinds, icepicks, and tooth picks and hangers feel a lot better in my opinion.