March 13, 2006 at 8:34 pm #65
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?March 16, 2006 at 4:57 pm #2234
Well, angles makes it easier to do but practice is the major factor to switch (fakie) riding.March 23, 2006 at 2:24 pm #2239
Ok thanks.March 23, 2006 at 8:36 pm #2242
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.comMarch 28, 2006 at 7:58 pm #2248
Wow! Thanks! Cool site too that you have.March 29, 2006 at 5:01 am #2249
Cool in every sense of the word!Keep working at it and you will be riding like a pro in no time flat.March 29, 2006 at 8:48 pm #2252
Keep working at it and you will be riding like a pro in no time flat.
Next Season. Sadly.November 14, 2007 at 4:15 pm #2453
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 tendancyNovember 15, 2007 at 9:24 pm #2456
Ya heel sides are definately easiest.November 16, 2007 at 2:13 pm #2468
yes they are 🙂November 29, 2007 at 3:37 pm #2509
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 skillsDecember 12, 2007 at 10:53 pm #2548
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.December 12, 2007 at 11:19 pm #2552
Ya its SO hard to do that. Takes lotsa patience I guess.December 14, 2007 at 6:05 pm #2560
Thanks I have done that before but not muchDecember 14, 2007 at 10:49 pm #2564
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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