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    Default Can't turn backside

    So I just got my new Longboard and I feel pretty comfortable pushing and turning right, I'm regular stance and can't manage to turn left on my backside, it's nothing to do with the board but I just feel like I'm going to fall off when I lean back. Any tips on how to get over it or how to stand, thanks


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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    You don't turn left using your back foot, in fact you never lean back for any reason. That's how speed wobbles happen and that's how you fall. Always lean forward and turn using your front foot and body weight.
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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    Quote Originally Posted by Second Hand Stoke View Post
    You don't turn left using your back foot, in fact you never lean back for any reason. That's how speed wobbles happen and that's how you fall. Always lean forward and turn using your front foot and body weight.
    Thanks for making that clear. any tips on getting over the fear of falling back

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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    have you tried skating more
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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    In my experience, doing helped more than reading. For me, keeping my knees bent, starting slow and learning through repetition works best for me. Im learning to push mongo and stand switch, and reading a few pointers is nice, but nothing like an hour in the board to wire the brain to do it. So, go skate! Slowly, and with a helmet, and maybe some wrist guards

    Oh watching videos is fun too and helps to see how others stand and position themselves

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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    rotate as if you were pissing on the front of the board. seriously, it will help rotate your hips and shoulders.

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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    drop your a$$ down, don't lean back

    steer with your shoulders a little, bend your knees, drop your a$$
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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    Even derek zoolander figured it out eventually
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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    Take your board inside and just go back and forth until you fell comfortable with it then go ride slowly and practice

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    Default Re: Can't turn backside

    Quote Originally Posted by Momona Boe View Post
    drop your a$$ down, don't lean back

    steer with your shoulders a little, bend your knees, drop your a$$
    you are putting lot of emphasis on this guy's posterior, is there something you trying to tell us old man?
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