Whats up guys,
wow, i did not know snowboarding forums existed! Sweet...
I'm headed up to mammoth mtn this new years for 4 days and decided to stop playing around and expand my skills a bit. I've been snowboarding for 7-8 years now but that's not saying much considering I'm from Los Angeles. So some seasons it's 3 times to the slopes, and other seasons I go on big trips to Big Bear or Mammoth for a couple days and that's when I improve.
Anyway, I've decided to learn how to ride switch. Ive been reading the past threads and the FAQs but i had a question for those of you that ride normally forward stance and went to duck stance. I got no problem goin down the slopes goofy stance, can carve with precision and speed and hit the smaller jumps. I wanted to learn how to ride regular so I can switch and learn to do FS 180s and jumping 180's. Shit looks sick.
I'm rambling. I know if I try to go switch with my forward stance, i'll eat snow like a 7 year old at a carnival. So I'm going duck stance. But I'm not sure how wide of an angle I should go duck and if you got any tips on how to carve so i don't dig the edge into the snow that'd be cool.
I'm only asking cause I'm planning this trip with about 12 other friends and I'm riding with 7 or 8 other guys who are decent. I HATE ... I HATE HATE HATE AHTE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE changing out my binding settings. God, id rather watch 2 girls 1 cup a million times than change my bindings during a run. Hands frozen, screws everywhere, god. So I want to get it right the first time, so I welcome any tips that you guys might have.
If it helps, im about 5'10 (maybe a little taller), in case you had to access how wide my stance would be.
I'm also bringing two boards and a lock. One regular (mine) and 1 with switch angles (my brother's board) so I can just swap out at the bottom of the mountain, instead of having my friends wait for me while i change the settings just so I can practice.
thanks, and merry xmas