Why would my Switch BackSide-180 be much better than my Normal BackSide-180?
I believe I've practiced both the same amount, but for some reason, I've gotten the Switch BackSide-180 pretty much down, however, the Normal BackSide-180 seems to have me wash out and over-rotate a lot of the times. Even if I don't revert back to the normal direction, I tend to have to heel to feel balanced and then carve out to the side a bit rather than continue in a straight line.
Is this the usual progression most of you feel? What would be some of the causes? What should I look out for and try to correct?
Personally I think it's a lot easier to approach a jump switch than to land switch. This would explain the urge to go toe side and other problems post landing, but not overrotation Just curious, are you guys goofy?
a sw bs 180 you're landing in a normal forward stance. regular bs 180 you're more-than-likely landing fakie so you're not forward switch, but tail-heavy switch. That's why it feels harder to ride out & land it.
I actually am more comfortable taking off regular and landing switch. I am just better at stopping my rotation that way. Probably caz I do them alot more and constantly when im goofing around on grooms. my switch I open up to much and my tail slides out. Its the same problem I have with my front 360.
Just keep doing them off shit all the time and try stopping the rotation and keep from opening up.
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I'm a Regular rider, but I wouldn't suspect that that matters?
But I guess it seems to be mixed as to "which way is easier", depending on how you ride a lot. In my case I might be landing "tail heavy switch" (I presume you mean "in the back seat" / "over-weighting the rear") and feel uncomfortable riding it out and thus heel as a natural reaction to stop.
Last edited by rasmasyean; 02-28-2011 at 11:29 AM.
... depending on how you ride a lot. In my case I might be landing "tail heavy switch" (I presume you mean "in the back seat" / "over-weighting the rear") and feel uncomfortable riding it out and thus heel as a natural reaction to stop.
yeah that's what I mean by "fakie" vs. "switch". It's a subtle difference. When you ride switch, you have a forward stance, it's just that you're opposite foot is in front. When you land (or if you were to ride fakie) you are not in a proper forward stance. The difference between switch & fakie is more obvious on a skateboard where foot position determines whether it's one or the other, but on the snowboard your feet are fixed, so it's balance & body position that determine whether you're in a forward stance or not.
This is super common. For one thing, any backside spin tends to naturally develop and maintain more rotational momentum and we simply need to tone things down just a skosh when we backside anything. Many riders, myself included, hesitate just a bit when we perform a switch spin and a switch backside seems to be the one that most people hard the most difficulty in getting enough rotation. This is consistent with your described experience. I would think if you just slowed things down a bit for your regular backside, you would solve the over rotation issue.
So basically, you're saying that when riding switch, because you are less comfortable, you don't generate as "powerful" of an initiation of anything. I guess this can apply to pop, ollies, and even turns.
Hence, in a case like mine, I happen to overpower my regular initiation even though I think I'm doing exactly the same thing switch.