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Forcing Switch?

I am trying to bump up my ability to ride switch so I can learn some more advanced park tricks this year.
I am functional switch and can actually do some switch tricks but REALLY want to feel as comfortable switch as I am riding normally.
I can go pretty fast switch but cant do any jumps or rail tricks (besides 50-50)
I am turning what is normally my front binding toward my tail (true twin) so that I cant ride my normal stance at all.
Do you guys think this is a good idea? Do you think it will be effective? Feedback appreciated.

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Whatever works for you. I'm just making a point of doing a couple of runs a day in switch. I figure within a month or so I'll be comfortable enough.


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For sure dude, if you just ham it out on switch for a couple of sessions I think it'd undoubtedly make you better. However I wouldn't mentally force yourself in that you can only ride switch cause in that case you might end up mentally blocking yourself from progressing.

Try it nonetheless though man.

Also give us some feedback after you try it out as switch is gonna be my main obstacle this year.


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I wouldn't mentally force yourself in that you can only ride switch cause in that case you might end up mentally blocking yourself from progressing.
I was thinking about that.
I hope that does not happen.
After a day if I feel like nothing is changing I will put my front foot back to its normal position so when I ride switch its a choice not a forced action.

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so 2 days after breaking your nose you decide to hit switch hard and jump switch????

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so 2 days after breaking your nose you decide to hit switch hard and jump switch????
Yup that about covers it(:

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I am turning what is normally my front binding toward my tail (true twin) so that I cant ride my normal stance at all.
Do you guys think this is a good idea? Do you think it will be effective? Feedback appreciated.
Each to their own, but I wouldn't. Just set up duck and call it good imo
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so 2 days after breaking your nose you decide to hit switch hard and jump switch????
Hes got dem steel balls man, but in all seriousness I know when I try to learn something new I dive right into it. Sometimes it works out beautifully (usually when I try to learn something on guitar) and other times it ends up terribly (usually snowboarding for me haha) Simply depends on the day.

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Each to their own, but I wouldn't. Just set up duck and call it good imo
I normally ride ducked out at 15, -15 I was just hoping this would help with my upper body alignment and such. However considering when I got my first starter deck it was set up at 20, 0 for a regular rider and I am goofy footed and never changed it not knowing any better I don't know how well this will work for me but its worth a shot right?

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+15 -15 ducked on a true twin is the perfect setup to learn switch. You want to work on getting alignment/body position just as good switch. Don't change binding angles... or to put it another way, don't fix what ain't broke.

Leave it ducked and you won't have to re-correct yourself when you change it back to ride your regular stance.
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