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Old 09-19-2011, 04:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i didnt see any mention of switch riding in either of those charts
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:26 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I agree. No mention of how much pole jerkin' butthole surfin thug life steez you ride with either.

But seriously, switch riding will make all your riding stronger and is itself indicative of strong riding skills.
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:12 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree. No mention of how much pole jerkin' butthole surfin thug life steez you ride with either.
this is why I look good doing level 1 snowboarding.
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Old 09-22-2011, 12:08 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Probably very useful for setting levels in lessons -- if you're above 6 you probably aren't a potential customer anyway. But I find it funny that I'm a 5/6 on that scale, and I've got so far to go before I could keep up with a lot of the people on this forum.
That right there is the battle for many snowsports schools. Getting the upper level rider. If you use the 9 level system like AASI this is where a persons riding can really take off yet many times people feel like they don't need assistance. To me its like getting a Hs Diploma or GED and not taking it to the next level of education, any level of education. yeah you can be successful in life but the statistics say additional education usually pays off. Knowledge is power.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:20 AM   #15 (permalink)
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well i started looking at these charts because i am hoping to maybe git some lessons this season. I am generally level 6 at some skills, 7 at other skills, and 8 at other skills. In other words... weak in park tricks, switch. Stronger in freeride oriented stuff, dynamic carved and skidded turns no problem. In fact this season i plan to specifically progress my park skills even though in my soul i know i'm more about freeride. I happily compare this to dirt biking... i grew up from 10 yrs old riding offroad. Offroad, not mx tracks. I compare freeride to offroad and park to the local track (or x games maybe). Offraod is wide open spaces... exploration... fresh tracks... natural jumps, banks, trails, desert, mountains, fields, streams... you get the picture. Now i will say this, i'm 49 yrs young this year and this is my 4th full season snowboarding... im loving it even more than offroad riding, baseball, softball, whatever.. its by far my #1 sport now.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I agree. No mention of how much pole jerkin' butthole surfin thug life steez you ride with either.

But seriously, switch riding will make all your riding stronger and is itself indicative of strong riding skills.
not sure if that is a poke at what i said or what, but i always figured a top level rider would be competent in riding both regular and goofy stances. maybe thats just me?
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Old 09-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #17 (permalink)
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What? No. I agree, switch riding is something that any good rider needs, whether they focus freestyle or not. It improves all aspects of riding and is indicative of strong overall riding ability.
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What? No. I agree, switch riding is something that any good rider needs, whether they focus freestyle or not. It improves all aspects of riding and is indicative of strong overall riding ability.
One thing you don't want is to limit yourself to half of the possibilities. I remember in basketball (way way way back) in school, some guys who couldn't use their off hand simply wouldn't use the left side of the court. Same principle with riding switch -- you'll only end up doing half of what you could be doing.
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Old 09-30-2011, 12:14 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Switch riding if nothing else but to avoid lengthy heal side traverses.
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Old 09-30-2011, 01:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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I agree with all of the switch riding talk. It doesn't seem like people take that into account, but in the end if you can ride switch as good as you can regular, you are a lot better rider than that person who goes out and hucks tricks regular all of the time. I don't even know if someone should be considered advanced if they cant ride switch all over the hill.
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