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Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-19-2005, 10:32 AM Reply   
Ok, I am wondering how well is your switch riding? I think we forget about it. Just think if you could do all the tricks you do now switch also. This is my new goal for next season I am spending the whole winter riding switch till spring. Then I will start learning all my reg tricks switch. (My crew hold me to this)
Old     (bradb)      Join Date: Oct 2003       01-19-2005, 10:54 AM Reply   
My toe side switch riding sux, but I try hard to learn all my tricks switch after I learn them regular. Some tricks (roll to revert/half cab roll for example) even might feel easier from switch once you get the hang of it.
Put in the time. It will help your regular riding too.
Old    wakeboardn4life            01-19-2005, 12:33 PM Reply   
i ride goofy on a skateboard and regular on a wakeboard its so weird and i have no clue why i do so im pretty good at riding switch on a wakeboard naturaly when i wakeboard i ride left foot forward and on a skateboard i ride right foot foward becuz my right foot is my heavy foot or my foot i put all my weight on i guess you could say

(Message edited by wakeboardn4life on January 19, 2005)
Old    wakegal02            01-19-2005, 1:10 PM Reply   
WoW! It's great to know that I'm not the only one like that. I thought I was weird or something Clay I'm the exact way. I'm just a beginner so all I can pretty much do are 180's but I can do all 4, heelside and toeside for both normal and switch. I've found that my switch 180's are sometimes better than my normal stance (goofy)kinda what Brad said but I don't know cause 180's aren't too technical so it may be different. I'm not sure how it all works but goofy and regular riding are pretty much equal on a wakeboard but when it comes to snowboarding I can't ride regular worth a darn. Squid, that sounds like it will really improve your switch riding but I don't know how much fun it would be, remember wakeboarding is fun not work. What I do for my switch riding is I make sure that I ride switch at least part of my set if not just as much as I do normal riding, but w/e it's just my opinion do what works best for you.
Old    wakeboardn4life            01-19-2005, 1:33 PM Reply   
yeah my ollie half cabs are alot better than my regulars ollie 180's is weird and i have no problem landing switch
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-19-2005, 2:45 PM Reply   
Jen,it will be fun for me. Not to brag I have a been riding for 10 years and have a big list of tricks. Sometimes I pull stuff out that my crew didn't even know I had. I have been slowy getting burnt out on riding for the last two years that it dosn't matter if I ride or not. But last weekend I just rode switch and it brought the fun back in to it. Sounds stupid but I landed a switch ts grab. It was like landing my first raily all over again. I am so happy now that the stoke to ride is back.
Old    wakegal02            01-19-2005, 5:08 PM Reply   
Squid that is very good to hear, now you have a whole new road to go down in wakeboarding. I pretty much know how you feel because I have played hockey since I was 5 and it's kinda boring(how can that be some people may think, but it is)so I'm getting more involved with wakeboarding so I can always enjoy both. I guess you just gotta mix things up a bit every now and then.
Old     (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       01-19-2005, 9:19 PM Reply   
what squid failed to tell you guys is that he can ride switch, and ride switch well! he's a sick rider, but will never admit it!
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-20-2005, 8:17 AM Reply   
My switch riding still isn't as good as my first season regular riding but it's getting better. I've done a w2w jump and can do a switch 180 one wake, and a half cab two wakes (Don't ask ts should be harder I know), and I just started doing regular ts one wake jumps.
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-20-2005, 8:53 AM Reply   
Thanks Joe, but I want learn switch ts strong so that way I can have every spin I know switch and the Famous Frantrum switch. BTW when you come up again hit me up for a pull. Oh ya Joe I think I found my board I am on a Fish
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-20-2005, 10:19 AM Reply   
How's the Fish ride compared to the Substance?
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-20-2005, 10:32 AM Reply   
Jeff, Its faster to the wake and seems a not as loose. If you ever rode a super squirt its a 2005 super squirt. That was the only board I rode for years till I blew my knee and couldn't take the landings. I would say give it a try.
Old     (eternalshadow)      Join Date: Nov 2001       01-20-2005, 10:39 AM Reply   
I rode the squirt 128 98 once and that's it. I picked up the Substance last year (finally upgraded my 98 Bestboard) and I've been very happy with it. I also rode a trip a few times. I found the substance to be faster, more responsive, and not as loose in comparison to the trip.

I also had the chance to demo some Hyperlite boards and from that experience I didn't like the Premier at at all but the TFD was an awesome board. I found it to have all the perks of the Substance but to be slightly quicker in the transition phase, maybe a little more loose, with a similar but slightly different release.
Old     (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-20-2005, 12:13 PM Reply   
squid i'll hold you to that...if we ever ride, that is...

and i'll ride switch right along with ya...
Old    dukeboy            01-20-2005, 12:57 PM Reply   
Squidy's or gramps is the board test king! Joe's right, he rides switch really well...however, I hold him to his switch riding as long as you [Squidy] help me build a slider. Squidy is a Jack of all trades and a Master of just about everything!
Old     (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       01-20-2005, 1:11 PM Reply   
Haha Jesse, where in the heck have you been. I will help you build a slider as long as you don't let kyle break it this time. Those were the days.


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