It seems like in every edit where there is a 1080, the person always does it switch. Is it easier to spin when you are switch or something? Just wondering because over the last year I've seen alot of videos and it seems like no one does normal 10s. Just switch 10s. Dumont and Sammy are the only two I remember doing normal 10s. I'm sure people do them, but I'm just wondering why switch 10s are more common. Just my thoughts.
i haven't actually ever skied away from a 1080, but i find it easier to try switch 10's over forward 10's. the reason behind this is:
a forward 1080: by the time you hit 900 and have to go for the last rotation, you gotta take your eyes off the landing for the 3rd time from take off to landing.
a switch 1080: when you hit 900 you don't have to look away from your landing, you just gotta do a quick hip twist to get your skis back to switch and land... it's like how you can do a switch 360 without ever moving your head or take your eyes off the landing...
i would definitely say that switch 10's are easier because you can get away with a lot more bullshit landing switch than forward. If you land leaning up the hill on a forward 10 you'll backslap hard, but if you land the same way switch then you'll just put your tips down and be able to land and ride away eaaaaasy