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.