KEVIN BYFORD: Hi. I’m Kevin Byford with the
Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen on behalf of the Expert Village. Okay, so one of the
next advanced moves you want to do is riding switch. Riding switch means that you’re riding
tail first; your tail is your new nose. I’m a goofy rider. My right foot is my forward
foot, that’s my nose. I’m going to show you how to ride backwards, so, switch. To practice,
just find a flat place on the ground, stand there and shift your weight more towards that
tail leg, your new leg. Also, open your body a little bit so that you’re leading hand is
more of the heel side edge. And also look where you’re going now, look at the new edge.
Otherwise, everything is the same as you’ve already been taught. The same things apply,
switch as you do go forward. Let’s see how it looks. I’ll start with some nice, easy
skiddy turns into some carve turns, if I get moving. Riding the switch is a lot of fun. When you
start learning to jump in you’re landing switch, you want to ride out switch. So, practice
switch before you start doing these 180s.

Advanced Snowboarding Tips : How to Switch Feet while Snowboarding
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100 thoughts on “Advanced Snowboarding Tips : How to Switch Feet while Snowboarding

  • May 9, 2009 at 4:15 am
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    Just remember to look where you want to go and rotate your shoulders and shift your weight and then once you et used to it you can clean it up . . ie to learn something new go back to basics . . . only backwards

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  • May 26, 2009 at 2:19 am
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    you wanna lean you back foot into your toe the most, you might not be used to it yet.. Tips on riding switch is stupid guys you learn best by doing.

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  • June 21, 2009 at 7:00 pm
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    I disagree with all these guys. I say put more weight on your front foot, but at low speed, and get used to the motion. Then as you get used to the switch stance and increase your speed, then put your weight more on the back leg. I'm not saying thats a rule… but thats what worked for me.

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  • June 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm
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    does this guy have Asthma? He sounds like he's doing porn.

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  • June 25, 2009 at 6:39 am
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    Rofl

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  • July 4, 2009 at 9:38 am
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    Its a high altitude, the air is thin.

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  • July 5, 2009 at 3:08 pm
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    Well.. i'm not gonna speak like i'm the all knowing god or anything… but… at altitude.. I don't sound like that haha.

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  • July 15, 2009 at 11:42 pm
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    dude wth u onabout? hes not breathing hard. i only hear the wind

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  • July 27, 2009 at 9:33 pm
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    what the fuck is "doing porn"!?!?!?!?

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  • August 30, 2009 at 10:45 pm
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    stupid fucks thats the wind… ever heard of it/? and i dont think this is advanced… expert village fails again

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  • September 13, 2009 at 3:14 pm
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    And yet another Expert Village fail!
    Their snowboarding videos are a joke! This is really not advanced at all. Not only that, but the way the guy does it in the video makes me think he can't even ride switch. He flips to goofy for a split second and then goes back to his regular riding style. Absolutely terrible.

    I have a playlist of about 10-15 "advanced" snowboarding videos people might want to check out. Trust me, they're more helpful than this vid!

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  • September 25, 2009 at 11:19 am
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    noone gives a shit whether your better than him, or how non advanced this is. Get over yourselves fuck its an instructional… if you are so good why are you even watching this stuff. fuck off

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  • October 10, 2009 at 3:34 am
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    it's totally cool. don't freak out…just bring it back to the store you got it from so they can adjust the bindings to goofy.

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  • October 18, 2009 at 2:47 am
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    just change the way the bindings are turned

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  • October 18, 2009 at 8:51 am
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    goofy FTW!

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  • October 27, 2009 at 1:21 am
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    where was this video when i was learning switch, o well its pretty easy once you get the hang of it and do a few runs =/ kind of fun too 🙂

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  • November 7, 2009 at 1:40 pm
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    GOOFIE FTW!!!!!!

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  • November 26, 2009 at 7:57 pm
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    strapping on your bindings.

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  • December 5, 2009 at 12:47 am
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    dude, you were bookin it down the hill haha

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  • December 14, 2009 at 3:28 am
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    i use to find it hard to. but all u have to do is focus on your hips. where ever your leading hip bone is aimed, that's where u will go towards. if u turn your hips your shoulders and body will turn with it. so turn left then right , and again and again. and you'll be carving in no time! good luck!

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  • December 14, 2009 at 4:03 pm
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    how did this come up if i typed how to backside 360??? this is dumb

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  • December 19, 2009 at 3:33 am
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    I'd give more props to the cameraman

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  • December 24, 2009 at 8:30 am
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    @ SWAT
    damn really i fucking hate expert village … this isnt even intermediate shit I did this literally the second time I went snowboarding… And im not trying to be a badass I think everyone who is at least somewhat good and coordinated can do this within the first 5 times…advanced should be like ramps and rails trees and shit…rock
    hell i jumped a rock on the side of hill the other day switch…and im not that great

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  • December 31, 2009 at 9:34 pm
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    @yodoo17 WOOW YOUR PRETTY GOOD WOOOOWW Everyone Do This Douchebag

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  • January 1, 2010 at 7:05 pm
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    i cant make out this guys accent, its like jordie/yorkshire/french/canadian.

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  • January 3, 2010 at 9:16 pm
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    @hottom1990 its seth efrican

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  • January 3, 2010 at 11:58 pm
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    i wanna know who the beast is video taping lol

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  • January 8, 2010 at 4:53 am
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    I wanna get skillz at filmin like that lol

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  • January 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm
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    oh yea….. hmmm im still not convinced though, its not got the south african twang

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  • January 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm
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    @mcquigs93 im south african he's defintiely not south african. that's an Austrian or scandanavian accent

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  • January 16, 2010 at 6:17 pm
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    filmer is probably a skier

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  • January 20, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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    thats badass! i wish i could carve like that switch

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  • January 20, 2010 at 10:37 pm
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    you suck then what about 540's.

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  • January 29, 2010 at 6:22 pm
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    with the switch his feet are straight forward on the carving vid, theyre more aggressive, so if you wanna do both whats the ideal angles? and please dont say whatever you feel comfortable with

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  • February 4, 2010 at 1:33 am
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    useful, thanks

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  • February 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm
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    lame

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  • February 20, 2010 at 8:59 pm
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    lol

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  • March 4, 2010 at 4:30 am
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    really?? how is this advanced??
    i was able to ride switch and regular on my first day

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  • March 31, 2010 at 10:28 pm
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    @babyjesus2181 no no u werent

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  • July 26, 2010 at 7:11 pm
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    @NaomiChandler :O

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  • August 11, 2010 at 7:59 am
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    @MonorailToSpace whoever says they r better than him, check his other videos, he literally breaks the sound barrier

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  • August 19, 2010 at 3:10 pm
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    @BURTONrider1000 Dude, he just told you how to do it, didnt you watch the first half of this vid? He precisely tells you what to do.

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  • October 10, 2010 at 3:02 pm
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    The best advice I heard is not to think of switch as riding backwards. Instead, think of it as a new forward, and relearn using the same process you used for your normal side.

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  • November 2, 2010 at 11:35 pm
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    i so wana go there

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  • November 21, 2010 at 12:44 am
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    @BURTONrider1000 shut the fuck up you piece of shit go and play outside and stop hating on people. P.S learn how to spell fuck nut.

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  • November 23, 2010 at 3:33 am
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    calm down people

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  • November 26, 2010 at 10:42 am
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    oh my god he is so hot!!!

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  • December 4, 2010 at 6:39 am
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    lol i did this on my first tiem snowboarding, i tried to turn, but couldnt stop the turn and just did like a 360

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  • December 5, 2010 at 6:26 pm
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    I think people are retarded when they complain about videos like this… riding switch isnt that easy, especially how fast he was going. My second run trying to carve switch, I caught my back edge and deflated my right butt cheek lol. People who complain about "How to vids" are the ones that are too afraid to try the tricks they are watching. They just act like they are really good.

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  • December 7, 2010 at 6:01 pm
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    also a fault allot of ppl make is they try to push it, snowboarding is all about doing it smooth pushing against your leg isnt going to get u anywhere <- maby little bit bad transelated about what i mean but i hope ull get it

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  • December 30, 2010 at 2:52 am
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    @janfarhi omg he is so not!!!

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  • January 6, 2011 at 3:25 pm
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    where the hell it was recorded?! I mean, the slopes look great and there is almost no people around, wtf! I wanna go there!

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  • January 12, 2011 at 4:27 pm
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    @DarthLai aspen

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  • January 13, 2011 at 6:34 am
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    I thought this was gonna be about switching feet while snowboarding, not before.

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  • January 29, 2011 at 9:20 pm
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    @skycop61 how did you do ?? im 47 and went yesterday for first time . didnt do to well kept falling , so i returned the board and went back to the skis , jjust cant figure it out !!! i ski well and play hockey but just cant do the snowboard, fell like 12 times on one trip down the bunny hill !!!

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  • February 9, 2011 at 12:23 am
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    bunny slopes are terrible on a snowboard… it wasn't till i got away from them that i was able to stop falling all the time.

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  • February 10, 2011 at 10:06 pm
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    @hotwhlz0123 u too!! if i only go halfway up a bunnyslope i fall,but if i go up to the blue runs i dont fall and i can jump off things! and i can even ride a blackdimond without falling yet i cant do a bunnyslope hahaha

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  • February 19, 2011 at 8:21 pm
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    yes just do it frequently… it feels weird but becomes more natural with the time… just force urself to go mass switch right then… theres just no real other way… ust prac prac prac… i remember i tried to get the basics down on a small hill which only had a Tbar thingy and after that i continued normal riding and frequently kept going switch once in a while…u'll get better 😉 np

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  • March 2, 2011 at 4:28 am
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    i just started snowboarding and had no previous lessons before but for some reason i switch all the time without really thinking about it, but i can't toe turn for shit! i always fall down….

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  • March 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm
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    @Stahfish808 I was just the same when I started and now that I'm a little more "advanced" I can't ride switch at all…… So annoying!

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  • April 1, 2011 at 5:23 am
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    I wonder if he actually rides regular and just says he's goofy for the camera?

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  • April 28, 2011 at 11:01 pm
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    @Stahfish808 lol you do what they call the leaf affect because it looks like a leafs falling side to side. gotta pick one foot, keep it forward and learn that toe edge.

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  • May 25, 2011 at 12:51 pm
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    Riding switch is fun. I can spin better switch frontside than any other side :S

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  • September 5, 2011 at 6:51 pm
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    Dude u stop by leaning back but put like half. Of ur body weight so u don't fall back and lean to right or left whtv ever is closer

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  • September 5, 2011 at 6:52 pm
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    And dude u ride goofy I ride regular

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  • September 25, 2011 at 7:24 am
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    GOOFY FTW!!!!!!!!

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  • October 24, 2011 at 11:15 am
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    Can i get a hint.. I'm goofy and if i try change my front foot to the left and startin ridin left i just go back to the right leg as front like auto get back.. what wrong? maybe my foot angles is bad? i ride mirron +-15

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  • December 9, 2011 at 12:27 am
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    i go left foot down the hill but when im going to do a jump or rail etc. i go right foot. is this normal?

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  • December 13, 2011 at 8:41 pm
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    my friends talked me into a a skiing/snowboarding trip n ive never snowboarded in my life will this video actually help me

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  • December 26, 2011 at 9:51 am
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    i went snowboarding once and now im hooked, im going again in 6mths

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  • January 2, 2012 at 3:50 am
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    I ride goofy and regular.. If your a first time snowboarder try switching stance everytime and it will be easier.. Its just practice..

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  • January 11, 2012 at 10:34 pm
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    dude rode switch for like half a second.

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  • January 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm
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    @alemichaca Regular is boring, GOOFY FTW!!!!!

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  • January 26, 2012 at 2:36 pm
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    @CVolt13 in what way is goofy funnier?

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  • January 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm
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    @jeppep95 'Cause apparently ridin regular is normal, so goofy is special. I like special. 😉

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  • February 6, 2012 at 6:29 pm
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    They say goofie is weird but all the best proffesional snowboarders are goofies, including the best one.

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  • February 17, 2012 at 8:48 am
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    @alemichaca na goofy is the way to go xD

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  • February 27, 2012 at 7:31 pm
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    Advanced tip? This is was one of the first things that i naturally done xD Only now i realized i should do J turns and C turns, wish i'm now trying to practice lol

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  • March 20, 2012 at 4:35 am
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    find a flat place on the ground? when your standing still regular and switch are the same…

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  • March 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm
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    Best way to learn snowboarding, just watch people snowboard 🙂

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  • September 13, 2012 at 11:21 pm
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    AAhhh I'm Goofy and find very difficult to do switch riding. With goofy I got total control, but with switch I sucks. Well… last time I practiced and at least I did it a few times. Hope next time there I get it!!!!!!

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  • November 14, 2012 at 3:02 am
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    i wouldn't call this advanced i'd call it basic if you want to improve

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  • December 25, 2012 at 6:27 am
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    any tips? all he did was say what is common sense, then rode down the mountain…

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  • January 7, 2013 at 4:13 am
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    Brought so many dark memories back when I first did this I fractured my arm…..

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  • January 15, 2013 at 4:24 am
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    i think this guy is the only person that can actually teach in expert village

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  • February 12, 2013 at 7:51 pm
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    yeah this is like 'how to do a barrel roll' guide

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  • February 16, 2013 at 3:02 am
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    omg advanced???? this is soooo hard -.-…

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  • February 26, 2013 at 1:53 am
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    Wow! He makes it look so easy!
    *one week later*
    Wow! That was a lot harder than it looked! But I'm doing it!!! Perhaps all you 'experts' should get an amateur to assist you. You'll fall like when you started out but you'll pick it up! And doing butters is AWESOME!!!

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  • February 26, 2013 at 11:57 pm
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    I thought he said "hi im kevin bacon"

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  • September 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm
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    Am I the only goofy rider here?

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  • December 3, 2013 at 9:45 pm
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    look at the description ''professional snowboarder'' lol

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  • December 12, 2013 at 1:02 am
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    actually, for snowboarders its easier to practice on harder slopes. the bunny slope cant help for speed, which a snowboarder needs. i learned how to snowboard on double black diamonds and it was easier than a flat surface. 

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  • December 12, 2013 at 2:28 am
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    advanced my ass lol

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  • December 26, 2013 at 12:22 am
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    I ride both regular and goofy and it doesn't bother me… the only thing that bothers me is when people get in the way on the mountain then I will unleash HELL

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  • November 26, 2014 at 5:25 am
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    fakie

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  • March 31, 2015 at 9:03 pm
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    Is it just me or do all expertvillage videos suck ass.

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  • November 24, 2015 at 8:42 pm
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    Sounds like a Geordie accent

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  • January 23, 2016 at 4:14 am
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    he looks soo sketchy riding i thought he was going to catch a edge lol

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  • February 1, 2018 at 7:53 pm
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    10 years later damn

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