Switch riding, can you ever be fully equally able sliding both ways
Just wanted to get some peoples feedback on this. I love to ride switch and early on in my snowboarding I made a point of working on my weaker side. I play football (AKA soccer) and being able to pass and shoot properly with both feet is key if you play at a good level.
With snowboarding I am working on being as good going either way. I am goofy and whenever its very steep or I am doing a big drop thats the way I go. I can carve up all but the steepest groomers confidently in switch and hit small jumps in switch. Switch landings are fine.
I like to ride trees and pow and can do that very comfortably in switch, but whenever it gets intense I will flip round to goofy (safety first).
Both the boards I own are semi directional. Stiffer tail than nose so when I want to really practice switch I set up my bindings as if I was regular. If I go on a trip I will designate a switch day and spend 70% of the day riding switch. I usually spend 30%-40% in switch.
I know a fair bit about physiology and nervous systems and to me spending too much time doing unsymmetrical exercise isn't good for left right balance. I feel that I am using my body more evenly and in a more balanced way riding lots of switch as well as regular.
For those who can't I recommend it. Improves your riding both ways IMO. If you tweak a muscle being able to ride switch can also save the day if you don't use it much going the other way.
Has anyone here got to the point where they are truly as comfortable both ways?
Can it be done?