One aspect of Snowboarding Rails and Snowboard Jib Tricks that really confuses people sometimes is the way that rotations onto rails can be names the opposite of rotations off of jumps. In fact I was totally confused on this subject until just a few years ago. Again, as it should, the terminology comes from Street Style Skateboarding. While some sliders, rails and boxes especially in public terrain parks are set up with a take off that leads straight over the front end of the sliding surface, that is really more beginner or intermediate in terms of urban or skate style riding. Most of the time in sliding rails the skater would come at a slight angle and hop onto the feature from the side. This is where the confusion comes into play. In urban or street style rail sliding the names of most tricks are based upon which side of the rail or box the rider jumps on from, and is not determined by the direction of rotation while sliding.