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  • #65

    Josh
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    It's hard for me to ride switch.  Is this because my angles aren't right?  I am regular and this time I rode 18 degrees towards the tip and 3 degrees to the tail.  Or is it cause I didn't practice enough?  Or cause the rental board wan't twin tip or something?

    #2234

    Frosty
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    Well, angles makes it easier to do but practice is the major factor to switch (fakie) riding.

    #2239

    Josh
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    Ok thanks.

    #2242

    zelo
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    It depends on what you are having a problem with. More than likely it is mental more than anything else. Everything is backwards, hence the reason it is harder.Do not think front/back or left/right but rather focus on heal/toe. Also, people have a tendancy to lean the wrong way (lean backwards) when they are riding switch. Remember to keep your weight balanced and towards the rear (carving setup) and ride a green slope all the way down fakie a few times. This will train your brain where your body should be positioned.When you feel comfortable then you will want to work on switching to fakie, again on a gentle slope. You should notice you will not have to think about frontside/backside... you will do it instinctively. The most difficult think about riding switch (fakie is not normally used in snowboarding) is looking over your shoulder and therefore not as easy to see. Again this is but a little annoyance and is easily overcome.Zelohttp://www.zelo.comhttp://www.name-stats.com

    #2248

    Josh
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    Wow!  Thanks!  Cool site too that you have.

    #2249

    zelo
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    Cool in every sense of the word!Keep working at it and you will be riding like a pro in no time flat.

    #2252

    Josh
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    Keep working at it and you will be riding like a pro in no time flat.

    Next Season. Sadly.

    #2453

    jt
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    I'm a reg and when I ride switch i find heel side easier I like to go left reg and right fackie and sometimes change it up but thats easier and  😮 my tendancy

    #2456

    Josh
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    Ya heel sides are definately easiest.

    #2468

    jt
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    yes they are 🙂

    #2509

    jt
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    ican't get all the way down the hill fackie I just use it for adjustments but for some stuff you need to be better at fackie what should I do to improve those skills

    #2548

    Frosty
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    ican't get all the way down the hill fackie I just use it for adjustments ...

    I think you just answered your own question here Dude.  What you need to do is force yourself to do AT LEAST one whole run riding fakie every time you go out.  That will both train your muscle memory to maintain the pace and rhythm as well as boost your confidence.  Start on smaller green runs and once you accomplish that move on to steeper blue and black runs.

    #2552

    Josh
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    Ya its SO hard to do that.  Takes lotsa patience I guess.

    #2560

    jt
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    Thanks I have done that before but not much

    #2564

    Frosty
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    Ya its SO hard to do that.  Takes lotsa patience I guess.

    Yes, it does at first but it is worth it.

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