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Hey guys. I was wondering if you had any tips for cleaning up switch landings. i always land really sketchy and off balance. Advice?
Thanks in advance.
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same. i always end up hand dragging, at least on steep landings
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Make sure ur bindings are tight
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that ^ and just dont think about it, if your skis are symetrical and center mounted you should be fine, commitment is key for everything
one thing you can do is keep your feet just a little wider apart for a more stable landing, never more a little wider than hips tho. just be careful when doing that. also, think about how you are tilted forward on a normal, not flat with the horizontal (landing back seat). focus on being backwards just a tad when looking up the landing, even tho this is scary to do at first and will take some getting used to. when you find a comfortable angle im sure you can clean them up alot, instead of practically hitting your face on the snow in front of you
*on a normal landing(facing downhill)
Stronger back muscles and core.
Spot the landing better
Have better composure
Land with a slightly wider stance
Look up towards whatever it is you came off of to prevent rotating in the landing - start looking downhill once you get more comfortable
Ski switch all over to get better at skiing backwards
Keep landing switch and you will get better at it
you should practice witch skiing, because its all about being comfortable skiing switch
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At least for me, the key is to get super comfortable just skiing switch. That way I can focus on getting my feet down parallel and solid instead of being concerned about not being able to ride away or having to snowplow or something
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throw the rotation a little bit harder than you normally would and when the rotation is just about done let go of your grab and go into switch bang position. (feet staggered, hands at side) this will slow your rotation and put you in an optimal position for ride away. landing without your feet staggered just leads to hand slapping and messy ride away. staggering your feet gives you a longer platform to adjust for forward/backseat landings.
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This. Look back up hill, don't look down at your feet.
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whenever i land switch pff jumps i forget to look over my shoulder where im going and i always hit a bump and crash
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land with your feet staggered a little bit. it a more stable platform to prevent front/back over rotation on landing.
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