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Old 01-01-2014, 06:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am a beginner/intermediate boarder but I have only rode regular since I learned. Yesterday I tried riding goofy and caught an edge in a couple seconds. I won't be able to go to a mountain for a couple weeks probably and was wonder if anyone had any tips, drills, or workouts to do off-mountain while I wait.
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Grab a skateboard and hit the sidewalks if you don;t have snow...otherwise...basement or garage if large enough. It won't be identical, but it will help you get over the initial awkward feel.
Don't get frustrated on the slopes...just keep giving it a go...it will come.

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Not much I can recommend for off mountain. But when you get back to it. Pretend like you never boarded before and try switch on the easier slopes and work your way up.

It's like starting over :-)
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grab a skateboard and go ride that shit switch. it also helps train your non-dominant leg if you do tictacs too.
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Yea grab a skateboard or longboard. I've found I'm a natural goofy on the skate while regular on the snowboard so now can ride switch on the hill pretty much just as fast and comfortably.
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The skateboard idea is pretty good. Just practice carving switch on a skateboard.

Also, if you have sort of begginer-friendly setup, use that or the mountain (ie flexy rocker board, soft boots/bindings).
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