I can ride Toes as good as I can Heelside. I want to switch because I feel I get tired sooner ridng long tacks on Toes. I seem to get more fatigued riding my Surfboard than my Twintip. Does that sound wright?
I'd agree...I find toeside is about 70% as efficient, so have to work everything harder...and it is less natural / more strain on muscles, etc. For me, if I am riding strapped, I only change feet on long reaches, especially if I want to gain maximum upwind distance. Otherwise I just stay regular foot.
For strapless feet switching, I use the shuffle half the time (have enough speed that you can basically be riding with feet together "ski stance" momentarily) and the hop half the time. For the hop, I found it really helps to practice strapless airs first...gets you used to not having your feet so firmly glued to the board. "Easy" after that.
But the practice advice is best....just do it over and over and over and over....and then eventually natural.