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Old 07-06-2011, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So after looking through some of the threads all over the forums i have found out that I was taught the wrong way to snowboard(dom foot in back acting like a rudder) for about 3 years now which sucks. so i though is there something i can do during this off season to help repair the damage done that i could work into my workouts. like some exercise or even picking up skateboarding?( saw a couple places that said that helps but i don't know for sure). thanks for any advice guys hopefully i wont be to screwed when winter comes by
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you have a boat try wake boarding. Or you could build a backyard jib. But the easiest thing is what KahWhyC stated which is just long boarding.
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Wow, blank, you are really and truly fucked

Seriously though, you can get over bad habits but you have to be motivated and persistant (and consistent) about working it. Start the season with a private lesson -- one on one -- and explain the problem to the instructor. He'll tell you what you're doing wrong, show you how to do it right. Then you have to spend some mountain days doing nothing but practicing doing it right until it becomes muscle memory.

It's worth it though. The payoff is huge.
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Old 07-07-2011, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow, blank, you are really and truly fucked .
thanks for the update donutz i realized that as soon as i saw dom foot in front. i kind just had to slap my face and scream flm
since last night i put the new bindings on my board and just done calf exercises and overall just messing around in my room on my board. true its not on a hill and on carpet instead but i can already feel more balanced with the new stance. i have started looking at long boards and feel i could A.find if helpful in my situation. and B. find my summer hobby aside from paintball. thansk for all the help guys. also virus do what do you use to get some slideing going for the board? i can build some boxes and rails easy but i wont have the money to buy astro turf or anything like that
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Unless you think it's really holding you back, I don't think it'll make much difference in the long run. I learned with my non-dominant foot in the back and had no issues. I think you'll find turning it all around now will be like starting over (speaking of someone who still faceplants when riding switch!) Either way, you'll probably want to learn to ride in both directions.
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also virus do what do you use to get some slideing going for the board? i can build some boxes and rails easy but i wont have the money to buy astro turf or anything like that

Well you are supposed to buy astro-turf and get it wet with soap and water, but the next best thing is just fencing. If you have any extra fence laying around, or you can stop by your local junkyard, I would use that. It is just as slippery and doesn't cause a lot of damage. But if you already got comfortable riding goofy, why bother changing?
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wait, do you feel more comfy with your dom foot in back? If so, that is the way you should ride. I don't think your foot acting like a rudder is caused by the wrong foot forward. It's just bad technique used by many as they learn, and some continue using it if they don't know any better.

But, if you feel better switched the other way while in your family room, maybe you really did start out going the wrong way. I just can beleive it took you 3 years to realize you were facing the wrong way.
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Did you try the " push test " just to see which foot you do favor.
I thought for sure I'd be regular but not a chance, goofy for me. I did teach myself to ride correctly switch.

Not sure what you could do in the off season as most of the training I would think should be to use your edge properly to initiate your turns.

Maybe review some of Snowolf's videos on turns. As we all know that helps but doesn't replace the actual hill. I watched my jumping videos at lunch again, hoping to be ready for this coming season.

One good thing, you nailed down what your doing wrong. So now it's a bit easier to fix.
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Did you try the " push test " just to see which foot you do favor.
I thought for sure I'd be regular but not a chance, goofy for me. I did teach myself to ride correctly switch.

Not sure what you could do in the off season as most of the training I would think should be to use your edge properly to initiate your turns.

Maybe review some of Snowolf's videos on turns. As we all know that helps but doesn't replace the actual hill. I watched my jumping videos at lunch again, hoping to be ready for this coming season.

One good thing, you nailed down what your doing wrong. So now it's a bit easier to fix.

yea ive always known my right foot was my dom foot just taught the wrong way. one plus is when i nail down goofy ill be able to ride switch so easily and probably ride better overall. ive have actually watch wolfs videos many times but i still dont get if hes pressing his toe like a dancer would when doing a tipy toe or is he just putting his weight more on this toe and thats what he means by "pressing down on the toe". can you clarify?
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