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Old 02-25-2013, 08:42 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Snowolf is exactly right- you already know how to ride but you just need to get the feel for it.
I started out by learning basic buttering (fun!) so I could just slide back into goofy if things got too sketchy.
You pretty much learn the same way as you did for your normal stance- just take large, wide carves back and forth until you start to get the feel for it.

And yes, it really is easy to catch an edge on flat terrain! Happened to me last month when learning switch and I think I almost broke my tailbone; the pain was unbearable for a few minutes and then I had a hard time walking upstairs and couldn't do squats or situps for the rest of the week.

And that's one of the reasons I got a pair of slam shorts. They've helped for learning switch and my recent park progression.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:49 PM   #82 (permalink)
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Getting better every season with switch.
My main problem is my ollie power is so weak when I switch compared to regular.
My switch back leg pressing power is horrendous.
I can only pop switch, but any kind of press, butter or ollie when switch is totally lame.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:33 AM   #83 (permalink)
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This might sound like a dumb question. But if you kick a ball, do you kick with your switch back leg?
I dont understand where they get the 'if you are goofy you are more likely to be left handed'
I ride right forward, kick with my right and write with my right. Poor left side. Neglected.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:10 AM   #84 (permalink)
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comfort and confidence are the name of the game. If you having trouble riding switch, BUT you can do 180's, throw 180's everywhere. land switch ride it out a turn, or revert both fronside and backside.

Even if your not confident riding switch, if you get really good at landing switch, getting out of switch every way possible, and 180 everywhere(getting comfortable getting in and out of), you are naturally building up you switch skills.

also something you can try is flat 180's, 360's, and 540's. The idea here is as you flat spin, you exit the rotation either your regular stance or switch. as you spin 3's and up, it starts to feel very much the same exiting both directions. You have just smashed through the confidence barrier.

Bookin it down a chutes and steeps switch simply takes miles, just as it did as you progressed from the bunny slope to the big hill. but the more comfortable you can get being ambidextrous on a board the better.


As a ender, I always tell my begginers that wanna get into more stuff, if you can 180, youll naturally learn to ride switch, and vice versa, if you can ride switch, spins are ride there. they go hand in hand.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:21 AM   #85 (permalink)
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This might sound like a dumb question. But if you kick a ball, do you kick with your switch back leg?
I dont understand where they get the 'if you are goofy you are more likely to be left handed'
I ride right forward, kick with my right and write with my right. Poor left side. Neglected.

I think it's just different preferences for each person. I'm very weird in this though, because I'm left handed. I write and kick a ball with my left side, but use a scissor/throw a ball with my right. And I ride goofy.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:25 AM   #86 (permalink)
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Hell I know people that skate goofy and snowboard regs... figure that one out.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:55 AM   #87 (permalink)
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Hell I know people that skate goofy and snowboard regs... figure that one out.
Now that's just showing off...
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:05 AM   #88 (permalink)
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Hell I know people that skate goofy and snowboard regs... figure that one out.
I really worked last summer on pushing switch on my skateboard. This year my switch snowboarding just clicked and can ride a full day in the with the board setup (green/blue mind you the blacks burn out my back leg in a few runs).

I still can't skate transition switch worth beans but the snowboarding really clicked.

Maybe next summer the skating will follow the snowboarding.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:28 PM   #89 (permalink)
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^ cool. But I was refering to people who skate goofy and cannot skate reg, snowboard reg and cannot snowboard goofy. I've known two of these odd bastards.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #90 (permalink)
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wow 10 pages, I read every thing on this post
I am starting my switch education this weekend, I am pretty `OK` on goofy, my regular stance, blues double diamons no matter, now I am gonna try learning my other leg. I have a 163 directional board, it could be harder I guess but oh well.

I see lot of falling this weekend on the bunny/green slopes...
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