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Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby PurdyKiter » Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 am

Help,
I've been foiling for 4 year, now I'm happy on my pocket board and big wing. I don't have much trouble foot switching in the summer with no booties but now that the cold is here I'm having frustrations. I know, I should be way past this but with my "shuffle" method I'm %100 goofy-to-regular and a disappointing %65 with the regular-to-goofy.
I'd like to completely re-write my brain. Maybe I could practice switches in the kitchen while doing dishes.
Please recommend the best video training for a simple step-step foot switch dry land exercise.
Thank You

PS, Normally I just follow the sun into the Tropics each winter and stay barefoot no booties.... not this year with isolation life.

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby tkaraszewski » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:20 am

Do it on your weak side 10,000 times in a row until it stops being so weak. There’s no shortcut. Practice.

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby jibskib » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:21 am

Also working on the consistency and dialing in the non-shuffle foot switch.

Progression recently released a foot switch video that to me was well worth the few dollars. Specifically covers dry land practice and common errors. Highly recommend
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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby GregK » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:07 am

+1 for the Progression foot-switch how-to lesson, really helped me a lot.
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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby wavy navy » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:01 am

+1 for progression vid.

The bad thing is: if you know how to do it one way you can't do all of them.

It's 4 switches: into switch and back, both to the left and right.

I can only do one of them with 99% success.

Shoes are only a very small problem for me.
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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby Mossy 757 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:18 pm

I practiced on a longboard skateboard for a while, but ultimately the only thing that will get you there is time on the water.

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:08 am

To me it’s like a golf swing, when things are not working, analyze, adjust and positive results will follow

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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby papasmerf » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 pm

PurdyKiter wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 am
Help,
I've been foiling for 4 year, now I'm happy on my pocket board and big wing. I don't have much trouble foot switching in the summer with no booties but now that the cold is here I'm having frustrations. I know, I should be way past this but with my "shuffle" method I'm %100 goofy-to-regular and a disappointing %65 with the regular-to-goofy.
I'd like to completely re-write my brain. Maybe I could practice switches in the kitchen while doing dishes.
Please recommend the best video training for a simple step-step foot switch dry land exercise.
Thank You

PS, Normally I just follow the sun into the Tropics each winter and stay barefoot no booties.... not this year with isolation life.

Hey Purdy

I built a foot switch simulator in my living room, it worked great I will send you some pics. Wife was not impressed
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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby PurdyKiter » Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:56 pm

papasmerf wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 11:24 pm

Hey Purdy

I built a foot switch simulator in my living room, it worked great I will send you some pics. Wife was not impressed
Private message sent
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Re: Foot-Switch Bad Habits: Stuck

Postby Flyboy » Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:24 am

PurdyKiter wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 2:43 am
Help,
I've been foiling for 4 year, now I'm happy on my pocket board and big wing. I don't have much trouble foot switching in the summer with no booties but now that the cold is here I'm having frustrations. I know, I should be way past this but with my "shuffle" method I'm %100 goofy-to-regular and a disappointing %65 with the regular-to-goofy.
I'd like to completely re-write my brain. Maybe I could practice switches in the kitchen while doing dishes.
Please recommend the best video training for a simple step-step foot switch dry land exercise.
Thank You

PS, Normally I just follow the sun into the Tropics each winter and stay barefoot no booties.... not this year with isolation life.
Don't know if it will help your situation, but have to give a shout out to the awesome & adorable Kainani Drexler:



If a nine year old girl can do it ... how hard could it be? :wink:


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