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Originally Posted by atr3yu View Post
So the mission was much harder that I expected to be honest. My body just does not want to travel down the hill "backwards". I really had a hard time convincing my body to go down the hill switch and even when I did I just didn't have any control over my riding. I was literary like day one all over again, but worse. Also riding normal and then flat spinning 180 I ate shit quite often catching an edge. Olling went well though, but I have done that a lot in my living room. I never talked myself into a jumping 180 and also pussies out on the smallest jump in the park. I think in two weeks I am going to take a two hour private "freestyle" lesson. I always feel better having a person in the know show me how to do things so I can try them. At least if I fail then I am failing at trying to do it right.
Since you're falling just sliding 180 around I would work on your helicopters. Just sliding around in circles both ways. It should get you out of the "sequence" you go through when riding natural. It is how I warm up ever day. Also when I I ride switch my biggest thing is simply turning my head enough. I also find practicing switch is easier well away from the bunny hill. The bunny hill can be too flat for proper snowboarding.

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