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Old 10-24-2013, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I long board mongo pushing with my left foot but i snowboard regular and push with my right. I can scate with either foot forward but i can only push well with my left leg. The funny thing is that i can only snowboard with my left foot forward. Is there any trick to riding switch?
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no tricks, just practice/time
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:28 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The same steps people take to learn how to link turns are the same you would use to learn switch. People get frustrated and give up on switch because they can just switch back to their comfortable riding position. The trick is to trick yourself into thinking there is no other option and just push through and practice practice practice.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The trick is to trick yourself into thinking there is no other option
Like accidentally mounting your bindings backwards? Haha that was a fun experience...

Alright i guess i just gotta practice then, can't wait for winter
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It really is worth it. Adds another level to your riding experience. And trick variations.
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Mounting your bindings the other way can actually be useful if you have a directional board. It will force you to learn all over again. Do everything including the lift switch.

Before you know it you'll be riding either way just fine.**



** If your normal dominate leg has more muscle than your non dominate leg you will probably be missing a little something but no worries. You'll get stronger the more you ride switch.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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In a recent thread of 2013 season goals every 2nd poster wanted to get better at switch, me included.

So don't feel bad, and just go for it.
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Default practice > anything else

one good mental trick that has helped me was to think of a new foot forward instead of riding backwards.
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You just gotta commit yourself... The same dedication it took you to learn it on your skateboard. it's no different with a snowboard...
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #10 (permalink)
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one good mental trick that has helped me was to think of a new foot forward instead of riding backwards.
Thank's i'll try that! Now all i need is some snow n then i can start practicing!

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