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Old 01-30-2012, 07:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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In order to move on to 180s and 360s jumps, I need to learn switch. I can't seem to do it correctly, and I can't even link turn on goofy. When I begin on goofy, I think I'm just scared, but I'm not sure. Tips? Iv'e used two months of trying to get it, but I still can't.

I can ride regular perfectly, according to my class teacher.
Have you tried the exercises/tasks that you did with your class teacher but riding switch instead? Sometimes people try to jump straight into learning switch by mimicing what they currently can do in their regular forward stance. Breaking it down to simpler tasks like a straight traverse, j-turns, garlans, etc. can help. Also the size of the turn attempting can make a difference.

Also to help you out better more detail to what happens when you try to ride switch helps. i.e. when do you fall toe to heel, or heel to toe? Do you fall down the hill or up the hill? etc...
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