When I take an intermediate rider into trees for the first time I always ride the trees switch. This really helps me to keep things toned down so I don't put the client in an unsafe or overwhelming tree environment.
I end up doing that a lot of the time.
Simply because when I ask if they can handle whatever terrain we're about to go in they "yes".
Then they can't, which sucks for all parties.
I have to ride slow & backwards & they flop around struggling.
I wish they would just say "No" in the first place.
Here is the guy that puts on slalom longboarding every Sat through out the summer.
He is a Machine.
He is also a snowboard & ski instructor.
This is him trying to learn, not switch riding, but riding the opposite stance.
This is the bunny hill as well.
Oh, & he is trying it with hard boots.
No point really, just kinda funny.
OpStance - YouTube