The key to switch is making routines to force yourself to do it. That's more important than anything else, because the majority of the challenge of switch is just that it sucks to do and people can't handle doing it when they have way more fun riding regular.
Here are a couple things you can try that I've done in the past:
1) Force yourself to do a few switch runs at the end of each day
I like to get into the habit of always finishing my day switch. That way even if I was lazy the whole day and didn't practice any switch, I'll get a little bit of practice before I finish my day.
If you're not doing at least some switch every day, you're not going to see much improvement at switch riding or it'll take an insanely long time to progress your switch.
2) Ride switch on every green run
This depends on how advanced you are, but I have a rule where I try to ride switch on any run that isn't challenging when riding regular.
So at the very least, for most people in the park that would mean they're riding a lot of green runs switch. That way your switch is constantly improving and you're getting a good mix of switch and regular riding.
If you can stick to this rule you'll see A LOT of improvement in your general switch riding.
As far as actually riding switch and tips on that, a big part is just remembering alignment and how turns work.
So when you turn, you have to remind yourself, this is where I look left, now I need to turn my shoulders, now my hips, now my knees and ankles. Think through each turn because you have to force yourself to basically re-learn basic turning technique while riding switch.
also - Hi Karen. Surprised to see Pro Ride on the forum.
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