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Old 12-05-2010, 09:48 AM   #11 (permalink)
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You can still load the chair your regular way and it'll kind of force you to work on it
I never even attempted to ride chair switch, that would have been bad, very bad

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Old 12-05-2010, 09:28 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I usually work on riding switch when I take friends that Im trying to teach.
Ditto. Really good idea since it keeps you occupied. Just don't fall!
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:14 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Took the kids to the hill again tonight. Just got home and man I'm spent. Rode mostly switch again, and did a lot of transition turns from goofy-switch.

Side note: the boys brought some friends and on the last run one of the kids took a very hard hit. Ski patrol brought him down, under his own power, it was close to the bottom of the run. I'm so glad he had a helmet. As it stands I believe he has a concusion, and possibly blacked out.

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Switch straight airs, hardest trick in snowboarding don't care what anyone says.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:24 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Switch straight airs, hardest trick in snowboarding don't care what anyone says.
LOL

I'm still pretty new when it comes to the world of freestyle, but yeah, they are ridiculously hard. Much harder than you'd ever imagine until you give it a go.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Switch straight airs, hardest trick in snowboarding don't care what anyone says.


Wish I could remember what video it was from but Chris Engelsman has some of the most natural looking switch methods, better than most peoples regular.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:26 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I'd suggest one day mounting your bindings around so your board is now goofy if you're a regular rider. Then head to the hill for a day and return to the basics. You can still load the chair your regular way and it'll kind of force you to work on it
Damn don't know if I wanna force myself to do that here on the ice coast. The snow is real hard out here...lol Maybe if we get a good snowfall I'll try that one. I remember riding out in the Canyons and a girl from Colorado was with us complaining how icy that diamond run was. The rest of us from out East where like ?!?!?! That was like 2 inches of powder on top of some soft crust...
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Old 12-06-2010, 12:15 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Wish I could remember what video it was from but Chris Engelsman has some of the most natural looking switch methods, better than most peoples regular.
This one is not bad either...

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Great video. More incentive to learn switch.
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Damn don't know if I wanna force myself to do that here on the ice coast. The snow is real hard out here...lol Maybe if we get a good snowfall I'll try that one. I remember riding out in the Canyons and a girl from Colorado was with us complaining how icy that diamond run was. The rest of us from out East where like ?!?!?! That was like 2 inches of powder on top of some soft crust...
Lol I know what you mean... everytime I hear someone from CO or Utah talk about how icy or skied off the runs are I laugh to myself. Their worst day is like our best day here in the east. I remember the first time I went out west to ride and I couldn't hear my board scratching down the runs and I was actually able to make a turn where I didn't have to be afraid of losing an edge out of no where.
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