Originally Posted by Strange
^ You can still tell if you knocked a rail if you look while going over. I will admit I've done it once or twice when in a jump off. Granted, I'm not jumping 5'6", but still.
I can tell when I knocked a rail when I hear it clack clack while I'm looking at my next fence and adjusting to meet it correctly. I'm not a top level rider... but I'm guessing those top level riders can do pretty much the same thing I do to check whether or not they knock a rail