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switchfrontshuv

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switch bs5050
« on: February 19, 2021, 07:24:24 PM »
Ive been trying them for a minute ever since getting switch Ollies kinda down (still turn frontside sometimes when I pop them high and my Backfoot kinda sometimes hangs above the board and looks sus)

but yeah the main issue I have is how do I approach the ledge? I first tried to roll up to the ledge parallel but that didnt work at all so I came at a bit of an angle and it worked somewhat (not consistent pop since I have to time it really precisely). I heard keeping feet close and keeping shoulders parallel to the ledge is key but idk im having trouble just locking in and popping out

how do I Make this trick less awkward/ more consistent?

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Re: switch bs5050
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2021, 07:28:22 PM »
Double copying and pasting what I said to someone else in a different thread a while ago:

Copy and pasting my post from the basic ass tricks that piss you off thread:

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looking for advice on getting switch back 5050s...sw front 5050 is one of go to tricks but I have mental block with getting into backside...I just can't get the back foot to lock in.
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Roll up at a decent angle, put your front foot slightly further down than you normally would. When you're rolling up and popping you can look at the ledge/the direction you're going and have your shoulders slightly open.

As soon as you pop, turn your shoulders backside so that they are parallel with the ledge, to help with this you can try to look at your back foot immediately after you pop. I find that helps me trick my body into closing off my shoulders better and it also helps line up the board with the ledge. This will be scary af at first because you'll feel really blind to everything but once you get used to it it starts to feel kinda natural.

Also make sure you pop a straight, if not slightly backside, ollie and don't subconsciously turn it frontside at all to get into willy/boardslide/feeble.

Practicing switch ollies parallel (or at a slight angle) backside up a curb can also help you get the feeling. Its tricky but if your only problem is getting one of your trucks to lock in you're pretty close and definitely got it once you get your shoulders working correctly and aim your trucks a little bit more.
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Re: switch bs5050
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2021, 10:31:35 PM »
I can switch backside slappy...but spent half an hour trying to switch back 50-50 a curb.....it sucks...

My only take away is think switch back 180, try to forget you even have a front foot.....it's all back foot.  Pop and guide with back foot....to me this is a super scary trick...

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Re: switch bs5050
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2021, 11:11:22 PM »
I can switch backside slappy...but spent half an hour trying to switch back 50-50 a curb.....it sucks...

My only take away is think switch back 180, try to forget you even have a front foot.....it's all back foot.  Pop and guide with back foot....to me this is a super scary trick...

Most of the commitment is in the back foot, solid pop and then lift it up. I do find the front foot useful too though, I like to imagine that I'm not sliding straight up but kind of using it to help turn my board as I do the backside rotation

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Re: switch bs5050
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2021, 05:45:43 PM »
For me, the front foot guides it on after the back foot pop, but you gotta get good pop and kind of shifty and let the front foot guide.
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