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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Tried riding switch for the first time the other day. I can't seam to lean forward going switch. I feel like I'm a million miles to the back of my board. I tried a couple of turns but I can't control them and just keep turning until I do a 360 and wipe out. I've lowered my expectations and am practicing riding switch on the flat ends of the runs. Any suggestions?
That sounds pretty normal. Your muscles are trying to do the moves for regular riding and getting exactly the wrong result. Two biggest issues I had were not leaning forward and not turning my head to face forward (I was looking eyes-right instead).
Start in absolutely the simplest part of your favorite run, practice there. Gradually expand the area in which you are riding switch.
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