good morning guys today is switch their brain switch all day switch tricks tips for running switch everything switch I'll show you ten switched challenges all which will improve your switch riding and challenge you to ride more switch cool guys so the first challenge is just to do some switch turns so you already know how to stop on your heels and toes so the only thing that you're adding in is letting your new front foot go first down the hill and atactic to help you do this is to lean more weight onto your new front foot so I'm going to reach my left hand down towards the snow got more weight on my left foot let my board go straight let's try to do a good trick to help you learn switch is to try spinning down the run so alternating your edge and just constantly turning in one direction then once you're comfortable with that start rotating in the other direction continuing to change between your heels and toes as the is so heavy on my leg under artists which challenge is skating and getting on the trailer switch super hard and about to get off the chair lift switch this is going to be tricky Swiss skating next challenge is to do some sliding turn switch so just riding staying in control and spraying snow at the side of each turn sorry guys so another important skill for writing switch is to be able to ride switch going straight and fly so pick a part in the snow do a couple speed checks to control your speed then point your board straight and flat for as long as you can and then turn back on to an edge when you want to control your speed this is really going to help for doing 50 50s across boxes for doing jumps and all kinds of switch riding so let's give it a shot so once which skill you'll need for riding the speed is to be able to do switch speed checks so just being able to quickly twist your body and put your board on edge to control your speed so next challenge practice riding switch with with speed challenge your switch snowboarding by riding up side banks here you need to use your steering and balance to ride up the bank and down it smoothly to warm yourself up for switch jumps in the park do lots of switch side hits so just look for little jumps on the side of the run and do as many as you can to build your confidence for hitting those switch jumps when doing jumps outside the park make sure the landings are totally clear of other riders the next challenge is to ride switch through moguls this is pretty difficult but the key is just to take your time and ride over one mogul at a time controlling your speed switch muggles is probably the hardest challenge but it's really going to improve your switch riding and also your balance overall alright time for some switch powder riding definitely the hardest part about riding through powder switch is moving your weight onto your new back foot it's really tough awesome guys so if you want to keep track you can go down in the comments give yourself a score to ten ten being you've completed all the challenges zero being you're just getting started which is totally fine everyone has to start somewhere and work your way through all these challenges and I guarantee it's going to greatly improve your switch riding and also your regular riding too if you guys have any questions about riding switch or any of these challenges it would be awesome to hear them in the comments be safe out there riding switch guys and I'll see you in the next video you

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48 thoughts on “10 Switch Snowboard Riding Challenges

  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    It's hard, but I love it! It's challenging so I feel like I really need to learn it… I keep falling over and my leg hurts like never before, but I still love it 💪

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I hope whistler pays you because everytime I watch a video I want to go!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    8/10 on riding switch. I've only been snowboarding for 1.5 weeks, but I tried to snowboard switch immediately after I learned how to ride normal. I feel like it's way easier this way!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    You want to know something even harder then switch trying to watch this video on lodge wifi

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    1 here… only did the spins…

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Nintendo

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Going boarding for 6 days pretty soon. Planning to use this vid to learn switch I’m hyped

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Is there something wrong with me, or is he riding regular ever time he says he's riding switch? Is switch relative?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Regarding using the lift: Why not unstrap the foot you normally would with your dominant stance. The board will be backward, but does
    that matter? Discuss.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I am at 5 or 6 at the end of this season. Gonna try some side banks and side hits next year.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Kev! Great video man, your other vids have def improved my riding and 180s too (esp the twist 180 one, a relevation!). Quick question, my switch riding is improving too but whenever I do my switch heelside turn fine and trying to go into a switch toeside turn, my brain stops me going into the toeside turn by almost forcing me to go regular again and go from switch heelside into regular toe edge…if that makes sense! I can’t get fluid heel-side to toeside turns because of this. Am pretty sure my weight distribution between the turns is wrong…any tips? Maybe need to step back and just do toeside turns from straight? Thanks man. Keep up the good deed 🙂

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I've been riding switch for years. I found it is more of a mental game than anything else– forget you are riding switch and just convince yourself it is normal and your switch riding will rapidly increase. Also making sure your bindings are in a duck stance (I ride around a 12, -12) will make a huge difference. never tried to the chairlift challenge but I might have to…sounds kinda funny!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Судя по видео я всегда в switchе катаюсь

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    This is what I need. Thank you so much. I am going to try these 2 days later.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    This is by far your best video. Instructions only is golden.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Regular in moguls is difficult, switch in moguls is like my death wish.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    0 at the moment will try switching on my next trip to mountains 🙂

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Thanks so much this really helped on the slopes definitely more confident when I go again!!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    This is not possible to train for on the east coast (hard packed snow and ice). We ice skate over here lol.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    i thought there will be some nice challenges, but nothing . 0 value . btw selfie stick counter rotates your shoulder, hate to see this all the time:D so flustrating … but one point for you: "switch day" good idea. miss it this season.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Do you ride with both feet pointing towards their respective end of the board usually? That's what it looks like in this vid. Wondered if you did that to help learn switch skills or is your usual stance. I seem to find anything other than both forwards 5ish back foot 12 ish front foot, weird and unstable.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Honestly once I got the feel for riding switch, I was popping 180's and better butters and 270's and 360's real quick after that. Switch is the secret bois, you'll even ride with less mistakes imo

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Don't face your back foot binding forward. Have both faces slightly out and it will make it feel a lot smoother

    Also when riding switch make sure that you have you new front leg bent a little and new back leg kind of bent

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    What about setting your bindings to be at a duck angle .?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    When you switch, do you put your whole weight on your toes on your whole feet?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Is that a hero 7? gimbal?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    For practicing switch, do you have to set up the bindings towards center or slightly forward on a directional board? Thanks

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I've done the first 2 and hit a small jump switch. Gonna try the lift switch next time I go!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    0 ps I didn't realise you rode goofy til I watched this.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Ride switch when you are teaching someone to snowboard, every time you see a SLOW sign, and whenever there is a lot of people and you can't go fast anyways! gives your legs a rest during those super long runs!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I always do the switch spinning. It’s so much fun.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    It's sad, I ride goofy, I can 270 off rails, 540 fs and bs, bs cork 540, backflip and all that stuff. Switch riding is a different world, it's easy for me to ride switch down the entire hill comfortably, but I can't jump switch(I haven't really tried) I can do boxes and some small rails switch but that's about it.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    What about a tow rope lift in switch..?

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Learning switch is a must for anyone whose serious about boarding. At some point you just gotta admit that bombing that Red or Black on your regular stance just isn't pushing you forward anymore. Sure you might feel like a total noob that first day of riding switch, but after that you can begin coasting down the hardest terrain in either stance. Worth it in my opinion for looking like a noob briefly while learning. I've practiced so much switch riding that the casual observer probably can't tell which leg I favour, way more impressive than gunning past some poor noobies trying to tackle their first Red. Don't stick to being an average boarder, become a great boarder!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Thanks for the great video. I just bought a new helmet so ready to start practicing my switch again.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    number 11, switch button lift/ t bar

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I'm seriously riding for the first time this year, but skateboarded for years (reg but push mongo which I believe will help with switch riding)
    I've only ever gone with people that say "keep up if you can" as a form of helping me learn. I've watched most of your videos and they're great, can't wait to build a solid foundation and hope to be killing it by the New Year. Once again keep up the awesome work!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Awesome video Kevin and very helpful. I'm going to start working my way through the list this season. Keep the great videos coming, Thanks 🙂

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    0 but here we go!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I did 1,2, & 3 and then thought I could jump straight to 6.5! Boy was I wrong! 😂 Back to 4 for me, hopefully plenty of practice next few days riding with my daughter.

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Been rewatching all your guys’ videos getting hyped up for the season! Finally gonna learn to ride Switch this season and maybe progress into some tricks 😀

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    I thought right foot forward is switch!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    Switch straight airs are SO awkward feeling. As long as I am spinning 180 and landing back in regular I'm okay, but taking off and landing switch is one of the most uncomfortable things!

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  • June 20, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    1 out of 10 it feels very awkward riding switch

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