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toeside on your weak side

Postby jaros » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:19 am

Hi,
I am wondering how many of you are riding toeside on your weak side also?
On my strong side i can ride toeside all day long, but on the weak side i can ride, but i am not very good at it jet. Will i ever be and is it worth it?
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Jaros

Edit - switch does not mean toeside, i learned... :-D
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Re: switch on your weak side

Postby K-Roy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:33 am

same here...
the way I see it is, when I'm on my SB, I don't really care which direction I ride toe side, I expect my foil riding to arrive to that level as well...

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Re: switch on your weak side

Postby plummet » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:16 am

Is not switch your weak side?

Or are you talking toeside on your weak side?

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Re: switch on your weak side

Postby Mitaka » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:36 am

I am riding heelside and toeside in both directions since I started foiling and I always try to learn everything symmetrical. :D

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Re: switch on your weak side

Postby jaros » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:37 am

Yes, i ment toeside on my weak side. I am not that good in english, so I tought that is the same... :oops:

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Re: toeside on your weak side

Postby K-Roy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:58 am

I was under the impression that "toe side" and "swich" is the same thing as well...
:oops:

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Re: toeside on your weak side

Postby Starsky » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:56 pm

Your gonna get two opinions.

Personally I only ride toe side weak side for moments of utility. I don't spend any more time on it than I do learning to throw or write left handed. Far happier navigating and setting myself up to ride terrain in my natural stance.

Then there are riders like Peter Frank who say they ride ambidextrously. Great for them, but I would have to live at a consistent left hand break to find the motivation to develop that stance.

As is, I have yet to feel held back or limited by kiting in my right handed paradigm.

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Re: toeside on your weak side

Postby dylan* » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:17 pm

nope, can barely even ride toeside switch on a surfboard, usually only do it when running from a wave and dont have time/space to switch my feet

although i mentally committed myself to being able to foil switch toeside a little bit, now that i am doing gybes without touching down. it's much harder to go from toes to heels while foiling (for me at least) so being able to switch feet at the beginning of the gybe would give me less touchdowns overall. something to work on...

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Re: toeside on your weak side

Postby junebug » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:36 pm

Unfortunately, due to a bum left shoulder, I can't ride toeside regular stance without a fair bit of pain. (I'm regular, not goofy.) I pretty much just do one or two toeside regular stance tacks per session and the rest of my toeside tacks are switch stance. It's not nearly as natural as toeside regular, but I am slowly getting more comfortable with it.

I am actually more comfortable on heelside tacks in switch stance than regular stance, so I'm hoping I'll get there with toeside too.

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Re: toeside on your weak side

Postby K-Roy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:44 pm

IMO practicing things on both sides as much as I can (not only kiteing) is not only beneficial as a functional move, but it will aid my overall ability as I force my brain and muscle memory. Of course it will "never" be equal, but it can be close.
For example when you play ping-pong and your oponent switch hands...

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