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    Default Riding switch

    Any tips to learning to ride switch, speciffically mini half pipes?
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    I'm not good at riding switch but I'm practicing so I can be more stylish and to be able to take it to other sports (wakeboarding mainly) I think the key is just doing the opposite and practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practicepractice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice practice

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    Riding switch takes practice, like Pyroshtface said.

    Just make sure your weight is placed in the center of the board and bend you knees. A lot of people get nervous and lean too much of their weight on the front of their board so when they go up a mini ramp wall they fall on their face.

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    every time your skating somewhere see how far you can push switch

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    Just go out for a LONG skate switch, and try pushing normal and not mongo when you do it.
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    In addition to practicing pushing, practice falling on your weak side. Preferably, do a slow ride into some grass. If you're indoors on a rainy day, just stand on the board switch and get comfortable moving around. Balance on one foot. Do some switch cross-stepping. Anything to get your body used to having your weird side on the windwide. If you're still having problems, pay really close attention to what your body does when you're in a comfortable stance. Like most other things in longboarding, practice is really important. Second to having fun!

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    hows'it Pyroshtface,
    the biggest key to riding switch is your comfort level. the reason you can mini ramp riding on your "strong side" is because you are comfortable doing it. and as already stated in this thread, the only way your going to get comfortable is for you to PRACTICE. like all NEW things you teach you body to do, it is repetition that builds muscle memory. this is how you tought your strong side to do the things it can do.
    remember it doesn't matter if your first experience is mongo or normal or goofy or regular. it's you comfort level that displaces fear. and it's the fear of falling that makes that last nose stall to faky feel (and look) sketchy.

    Ever notice that those guys just "flowing" down the hill and through the park look so comfortable doing it?


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    the biggest thing for me is keeping both feet either on both kicks of the board or on top of bolts so they're symetrical as it were... and then just keep in mind how long it took you to learn to skate regular so don't expect to be pro at switch in a day, it takes practice as well as lots of PATIENCE!
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    Default Re: Riding switch

    yeah, i'm not so good at riding switch either.
    i was messing around sliding a friends popsicle stick ( i havent set up my own slide board yet), and i got a 180 down pretty smoothly, but after doing one i'd stand up and be like " ah cr@p i cant ride goofy!" and have to kick turn around to continue

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    Default Re: Riding switch

    Riding switch is like re-learning how to ride a skateboard. Like everyone else said, practice is the key.


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