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Old 02-24-2012, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I ride a regular stance. I'm trying to force myself to ride switch more often but I have a really hard time seeing where I'm going. My right eye is super dominant. My focus tends to drift straight outward instead of down the mountain. You'd think it would be easier since my right eye is the lead eye but for some reason it's not.

Haven't heard anyone else mention this as an issue. Was curious to know if this was common. Not sure if it's really my dominant right eye or just my body getting adjusted to the new perspective.

Anyone else experience a similar issue when learning to ride switch?
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm curious too because my right eye is dominant. only difference is I ride goofy so when I switch my right eye needs to adjust to the view cuz my left eye is far weaker.
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's not your eyes it's your neck. When learning to snowboard your neck gets stretched the way you look so it seems you can't turn your head as far when you finally do ride switch. Just try riding switch a lot and your neck will adjust. Or if you feel really inclined do neck stretches.
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Good stuff. Thanks!

I thought that was a contributing factor.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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When I was learning to ride switch I found that I simply wasn't turning my head enough -- I was kind of keeping my head in "rest" position relative to my shoulders and looking hard right with my eyeballs. Once I started actually turning my head, things went better.
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It's not your eyes it's your neck. When learning to snowboard your neck gets stretched the way you look so it seems you can't turn your head as far when you finally do ride switch. Just try riding switch a lot and your neck will adjust. Or if you feel really inclined do neck stretches.
Exactly. It's crazy how much easier it is to turn your body in your normal stance until you get better at switch.

It feels like you are riding backwards down the hill
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