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|02-11-2012 09:42 AM|
I don't know how much I can help (not the best teacher) but my switch riding is nearly as strong as my regular, I've recently been doing some cab 7s.
Basically what I did to learn switch riding well was practice. We always ride 95% park, but whenever we did runs, I rode whatever it was switch the whole way. Everytime I wasn't in the park I was riding switch. Then just bring all those carving skills you do regular and apply them to switch. It will feel weird at first throwing your weight the other way but it comes quite quickly if your regular riding is already solid.
Sorry if that doesn't help, like I said, not the best teacher
|02-11-2012 09:12 AM|
|Raines||one thing that helped me a lot is look forward instead of looking down to the board|
|02-11-2012 08:13 AM|
Originally Posted by Snowolf View Post
|02-11-2012 03:57 AM|
I tried it last time I was up. I was showing someone how to link turns, and they were goofy. I said fuck it, let me show them their way, and went switch the whole way down. Just doing J turns mostly. Then spinning 360's on the snow.
For me it's the confidence. When gaining speed switch, I get nervous like I used to when learning the first time. I tell myself. It's 1/10 the speed you go normally. So don't panic, steer with the front foot and bleed off speed when making a toe side turn. It helped me at least. Still not good at it, but gaining confidence.
|02-10-2012 09:16 PM|
not sure if this was mentioned, but this is what an instructor gave as a tip that helped me get used to the transition. i passed it to my friend and he said it helped him a lot too.
if you know how to do circles on your board (regular -> heel -> goofy -> toe -> regular), try going across the slope on an edge, then when you transition back across the other way, do a circle so that you're again on the same edge going in the opposite direction. practice this both on your heels and toes. it really helps you get used to the feel of manipulating your board.
hope it helps!
|02-10-2012 08:54 PM|
I've been improving my switch recently, and I find that I am leaning into the back seat a lot. On mellower pitches, it doesn't really affect my riding much, but then as soon as I hit something steeper, it kills me unless I actively balance my weight center (which feels like I'm hanging over a cliff..)
One other thing I can note is do drills where you only do heelside(or toeside) turns, which involves half switch and half normal, and changing the two with 180's. Toeside is fine for me, but the heelside is the hard one.
Semi related, but I find when I'm doing flatland 180's, I pop off an edge and generally land 170 or so on an edge. I can ride it out, but it doesn't feel/look clean. Any tips?
|02-10-2012 08:04 PM|
|grafta||Some more here > http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ng-switch.html|
|02-10-2012 07:51 PM|
It turns out that my board wasn't meant for riding switch. It's not in possible on this board, it's just harder.
I still want to learn though. I'm going to blue mountain tomorrow!
|01-31-2012 04:08 PM|
|HiddenPerson||I'll use all this advice! It's such a nice today, so I'm going to strengthen my right foot, by doing certain stretches. Let's hope I can go boarding soon.|
|01-31-2012 03:23 AM|
|sb60||I started working on learning switch a few weeks ago. Go somewhere easy. Practice heel side turns and toe side turns separately switch to get the feel of it. I practiced garlands switch before trying to link turns. Looking over my shoulder helps me turn. Also leaning my boot on the front of my front binding to push the weight forward. I was surprised to link turns and now I'm practicing on a little steeper (easy) stuff. I'm doing a lot of the bad stuff I did learning to ride but I figure it will smooth out.|
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