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    Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:24am
I was wondering if anyone had any tips for helping me with riding switch. I can do 180s but i cant really ride away that well. Any Tips?
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Theres a thread on here that has a bunch of videos that help in a range of different things... one being switch. I'll try to find it on here a post it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:28am
Found it
http://www.trusnow.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=33092&PID=972681
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:48am
Basically just force yourself to ride switch all day.  It's hard to do because you know you can tear it up riding normally but if you dedicate a couple days to riding switch the entire time you will see a massive improvement.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:54am
Originally posted by CoMtnRider

Basically just force yourself to ride switch all day.  It's hard to do because you know you can tear it up riding normally but if you dedicate a couple days to riding switch the entire time you will see a massive improvement.


Thanks, i might try doing that when i'm riding with my little bro, who is just learning
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:55am
I will take a look at that video
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 7:59am
Originally posted by Trevor7796

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for helping me with riding switch. I can do 180s but i cant really ride away that well. Any Tips?


I am by no means a smart man, but perhaps learning to ride switch will help you land switch?  And to learn switch all you need is a) a snowboard b) a hill with snow and c) the discipline to turn your board around from its normal (to you) direction. 

Switch + discipline + ???? = profit!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 8:08am
I learned to ride switch when riding with others that are still learning.  That whole day everyone was falling on the butts.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 8:14am
make sure your bindings are set so that you can still have the same feeling for both sides 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 8:16am
Originally posted by Trevor7796

I was wondering if anyone had any tips for helping me with riding switch. I can do 180s but i cant really ride away that well. Any Tips?
that's how I started.  Landing switch may not be the best method for really learning switch riding, but it does start getting that part of your mind acclimated to going backwards.

Just keep popping those 1's (because they're fun) and revert out of the switch landing whenever you feel comfortable.  Eventually incorporate a switch linked turn in the ride-out... then, later, two linked turns, etc, etc.

just remember that riding switch well takes a lot of time actually doing it.  Most people aren't just able to magically do it flawlessly in a couple of days (those that say they did are either lying or can't really do it that well/fall a lot)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 8:56am
twin tip board, good equal stance. work on going down easy slopes switch and then reverting if you dont feel comfortable. then just practice on where to distribute you weight. as piranha said, practice 180s then a quick revert back to your normal stance
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 9:13am
Just practice riding switch until you are use to it. It will make landing switch like riding normal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 2:44pm
take a noob friend and practice so u guys can both eat it.  then laugh.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 3:59pm
i spent like almost a whole day riding switch last year and it helped out so much. i could now have much more fun on boxes and rails plus really gets you comfortable with your 180s so you can style them out more
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/07/2011 at 4:05pm
Just practice as much as possible, like others have said. Your gonna eat it a lot to begin with but it's worth it in the end.

I like BboyTommy's advice too
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