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Join Date: May 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I'm not an expert by any stretch, but I figured out early on that being able to ride switch is important. Unfortunately I'm one of those people who is STRONGLY regular (no bathroom jokes, please). The first couple times riding goofy, when I tried to turn I just basically fell over.
I've taken to hitting the bunny slope for a half hour or so at the beginning of every day on the mountain, either practicing riding switch, or doing ollies, or 180s, or something. For riding switch, I just started with garlands, worked my way to wide S's, and now I'm trying to tighten them up. I still have to consciously lean forward and turn my upper body to make a turn. But it'll come with practice.
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