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post #121 of 139 (permalink) Old 03-09-2013, 10:44 AM
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i am terrible at riding switch i tried a couple times over last weekend but i just can't manage to do it. any1 have some tips that might make learning to ride switch easier? also my bindings are set at about 14 and 12. my front foot being 14.
I tried to learn this on the bunny hill last night. I'm just gonna say, eff learning switch. At least until the ice is covered by some snow. ouch.
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I'm new at all this but this is what worked out for me.

I was expecting to fall and crash on my drive to the resort because i know i am new at this and hopefully progression as my rewards by days end. This way, i was able to commit and push my personal limits instead of being trapped behind a wall of trying not to get hurt. I am now pased my worst falls and I am glad it's all behind me.
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This way, i was able to commit and push my personal limits instead of being trapped behind a wall of trying not to get hurt. I am now pased my worst falls and I am glad it's all behind me.
Of all the words from all the users I have ever read on this forum, these are the best.

Thanks. You've just given the best overall advise a snowboarder can use.

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Yeah, it was just good for my GF to realize she wasn't going to kill herself out here. Now I've got her running most of the same runs as me there, she did the fenceline gully the other day (double black off eagle ridge 3) and she did really well!
Your GF went from those flat green runs at louise to DBs in 2 seasons?
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Your GF went from those flat green runs at louise to DBs in 2 seasons?
Not exactly. She was riding some medium blues at Jay Peak on a trip the season before we moved west. But since then she's gone from being totally scared to get into any of the bowls at Fernie, to running Eagle Ridge 3 at Louise (not just a double black, but a double with big rocks and shit on it)... And we're finishing our second season in the west.

I'm really impressed with her riding but she still doesn't see herself as good yet?!?
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Not exactly. She was riding some medium blues at Jay Peak on a trip the season before we moved west. But since then she's gone from being totally scared to get into any of the bowls at Fernie, to running Eagle Ridge 3 at Louise (not just a double black, but a double with big rocks and shit on it)... And we're finishing our second season in the west.

I'm really impressed with her riding but she still doesn't see herself as good yet?!?
Tell her you are on monoskis now so she can catch up in no time.

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Tell her you are on monoskis now so she can catch up in no time.
Here's a skwal for ya! Just a little wider than a powder ski...

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Your GF went from those flat green runs at louise to DBs in 2 seasons?
My gf and I have gone from video game playing, bar hopping university couch potatoes to back country free riding in what is now our 3rd season. If we can do it, sure lots can do it in less time.
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My gf and I have gone from video game playing, bar hopping university couch potatoes to back country free riding in what is now our 3rd season. If we can do it, sure lots can do it in less time.
She sounds like a keeper!

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She sounds like a keeper!
Ya, I lucked out. She is great.
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