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Old 03-02-2011, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm thinking about getting a new board/boots/bindings this summer for next season. I'm still on my first board now, but I've realized I want stiffer boots and bindings for some more response, and want to try a freestyle board this time. I've got my skills to about the point I wanted them before I upgrad, except for one thing....my switch riding. I hardly ever ride switch and I'm terrible at it lol. So now I'm left pondering, should I get my switch skills up to par too before upgrading? Or does it really matter?
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesn't really matter, either way you'll learn switch.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If your old board is a directional and the new board is a true twin, you might want to consider waiting since learning on a true twin is (in my opinion) easier than a directional board.

Otherwise, no time like the present.
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its funny... before i learned to carve from this site... i used to ride switch b4 knowing how too stay on 1 edge lmao!!! you will pick it up easy... but i skateboard so that could be a helpful strategy lol
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its funny... before i learned to carve from this site... i used to ride switch b4 knowing how too stay on 1 edge lmao!!! you will pick it up easy... but i skateboard so that could be a helpful strategy lol



i also skateboarded for 10+ years of my life, i think it does help a little bit becuase you already have the comfort zone established were your not like "OH SHHHT!WHAT DO I DO?!WHO REVERSED THE CONTROLS????". i rode switch so much on my skateboard that it almost looked as if i was really goofy.

at op, i second what snowfox said. youll work so hard at trying to ride switch on a directional that when you go to true twin youll be riding switch like its your normal stance. but if you already have a true twin just upgrade if you want.
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yea i have a directional....maybe i can hurry an learn before the seasons over lol
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Old 03-03-2011, 07:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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What the hell is wrong you? It's always a good time to buy a board!
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You can always just buy the new board and continue to use the old one till u learn switch then start using the new.
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