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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 8:36 am    Post subject: Riding Switch Reply with quote

Please tell me you get used to it!!! I'm doing some small 180s at the moment and I can land switch but damm I find it hard to get used to riding that way. Its like I have to learn to wakeboard all over again Confused Is there anything that will help me get used to it or do I just go by the old saying practise makes perfect?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

time on the water riding is the only thing for it.

but yep it does get easier. I found that when im to tired to ride properly and we were ages away from the boat ramp that just slashing behind the boat on the way back switch helped heaps, then take it from there and learn some switch trick. you get used to it pretty quick

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

switch just means the other way. you still have to keep your knees bent and handle low on your hips and what crazyfcuk said about slashing on the way back to the ramp/bank is the best way to learn. good luck! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys, much appreciated Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These guys are exactly right, its just practise and getting used to the feeling of it. Switch riding is just a mental block that you can overcome but just practising and not thinking about it. If your not out on the water you can ride a skateboard round switch that will help too
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im finding i have trouble switching when im up already. would it be easier to start the opposite way than normal or just keepo trying to switch after i get up?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

either slow right down to say 14mph an do surface 180's to get you into switch or keep speed normal and learn ollies then ollie 180s
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learnt by slowing right down and doing surface 180s. Still dont have the balls to do it at normal towing speed though Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea i mite try that. we are heading up to kaiiwi lakes over the new year so hopefully i will master it by then an have a few pix to upload. so basically i just have to push down on my fromt foot and hold teh rope lower to my waist?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha if you push down on your front foot it could get interesting Razz

I started by putting all my weight heelside and then just twist your upper body and let your legs follow, ensuring that the toeside of the board doesnt go under. Once you get past halfway it whips you round nice and quick and its all balance and getting used to it from there Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea i can just see me faceplanting lol. Yea ill give that a go
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moving from switch to natural and back again is about handle position. You can huck it around but the clean way is to pull the handle hard to the back hip.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers I'll give that a go next time I'm out Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got the higer education dvd's & for learniing surface 180's it recommends slow to about 14mph, bend knees, pull handle to rear hip then stand up again. Easy as.
Once you are around riding switch, for first few times it can feel better to let go of rear hand. But don't use this crutch for too long, you need to learn to twist at waist keeping upper body the same towards boat regardless of if natural or switch
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:05 am    Post subject: Weight distribution riding switch Reply with quote

Hey can anyone point out what I might need or not need to do Question, as I can ride switch to a beginner level, but most of my weight seems to be on my front foot. I really struggle (can't in fact) to get the weight even on both legs/feet Sad
Any help with this would be greatly appreaciated Exclamation

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