you can definitely land hs 180s regular before doing switch hs/ts jumps. i'm sure the majority of folks that do backrolls and tantrums *still* can't do a decent switch hs jump.
and lizrd, your boyfriend is not unusual - i have a friend who almost never lands ts jumps, he always lands switch. it's easier since you're landing facing the boat and hs. it's also why many folks find the ts 5 easier than the ts 3.
(Message edited by deepstructure on October 09, 2005)