Alright i can ride regular fine, goofy no its an ugly mess. im rushed because im an idiot and want to do what my friends are doing (who are all boarding for 7+ years) which i realize was wrong of me. i dont mind small 3 footers as those are no problem for me. when i 50-50 i have trouble doing them because the little kids use them as mini jumps and it ruins mt track. so that's hard to get off of. i can turn pretty good and carve okay. i have this bad habit of thinking im not lined correctly for the rail so i just mess up re correcting my self.
so i want to ride park but i feel my skill level is not there yet.. as i rushed my self into park. The question im wondering is what should I have mastered before riding park like, riding switch, ollieing (which i can barely do), stuff like that i want to progress a lot this year so if you need more info, btw i want to master basically 50-50s switch and regular and maybe a 180 idk. Also when i do ride switch for some reason my body just automatically switches me back to regular(im assuming more practice will fix that).
Here are 3 standard skills I teach everyone as the building blocks of freestyle:
1) Switch is crucial
You have to force yourself to ride switch. I know your body wants to go back to regular, but you have to force yourself to stay switch.
A huge amount (more than 50%) of freestyle tricks require switch, so if you don't learn switch you're basically stuck with only the most basic freestyle tricks.
It will get more comfortable over time and if you leave it too long it actually gets harder to learn switch later due to the large comfort gap between your regular and switch riding.
It sounds like you can kinda carve, but you need to work on that until you can carve effortlessly.
Carving is a crucial skill that is used to create spin and rotation in freestyle. If you don't learn to carve well, it's going to make learning spinning harder for you later.
3) Popping & straight airs
You need to get very comfortable popping off mini jumps. This means pushing off both feet, timing it well and staying balanced in the air (and maybe throwing some grabs into your straight airs).
Get very comfortable with timing those pops and not popping off the jump too early, which is a very common problem among beginner riders in the park.
Basically what you'll be doing is combining switch/regular riding+carving+popping to start create all your other freestyle tricks later, so if you don't get those 3 skills down your other tricks will not work.
Also, don't underestimate how important general comfort, board control and strong carving skills will help your freestyle.
Are you equally comfortable with stopping on both heel and toe edge? Do you feel confident riding near others (skiers, kids etc)?
Speed check turns before features.
Learn to press and butter. (That will help with learning your board)
Practice board grabs between your feet off every jump you hit or any time you get air. (That will balance you out)
Start small and don't try something without confidence
Ollie all over the place.
And ride as much as you can!
P.S. I agree with the previous advice.
What does speed check turns before features mean? Also why are you advising him to ollie all over the place? I don't understand your advice sometimes. Some of it makes sense, but some of your advice is so random and out of place.
Carving, turning and popping skills are far more important than ollies at this stage of his riding.