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Old 03-07-2013, 03:39 AM   #124 (permalink)
ItchEtrigR
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Default Re: riding switch

different strokes for different folks I guess. Maybe your right, is this how they are teaching in courses? To center the stance?

When I learned 16+ years ago we just strapped in and rode, there was no forum to discuss stuff like this, we didn't know what sidecut was. We barely new which side was which, and we certainly did not know why. Switch turned out just fine for the us without centering our stances, and back then I was riding a tapered directional with like several inches of setback with no possibility to get equal nose & tail lengths.

That said I'm teaching my friend from Peru to snowboard, he's on a directional, setback with wider nose than tail. He's learning to ride both ways, after the second day he's linking turns riding regular, I'm sure he'll be linking turns riding switch this weekend when we head up to lillehammer.

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