Switch/Opposite vs. Style

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11/26/2013 3:43 PM

Recently, I've found a new appreciation for the abundance of switch/opposite tricks that people are doing these days, but for the longest time I was a bit of a skeptic. I feel like doing things your opposite way is kind of a natural sort of progression where the rider is pushing their self to do something new. I can respect that because progression is what BMX is all about, but for the longest time, when i'd see a somewhat sketchy switch 3 or bar, i'd think to myself, "I would've much rather just seen a super clean and steezy regular 3 or bar". Sometimes i still feel this way, but like I said, I've found a new appreciation for switch/opposite tricks.

How do you guys feel about this sort of thing?


11/26/2013 3:59 PM

I think it gives a sort of style to a rider. I can do a lottt of tricks I can normally, switch as well. When you get them dialed in both ways, it feels awesome. Especially when you do them in a line and you can't tell which is switch vs which is regular.


11/26/2013 4:03 PM

Switch/opposite tricks are to mainstream for me.

I can barely switch hop , or oppo 180 flat.


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11/26/2013 4:20 PM

I can switch 180 and a few other little switch things. I prefer style. I think it is real cool to see switch stuff, but i rather see it done well.


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11/26/2013 4:34 PM

I like the look of switch tailwhips


11/26/2013 4:41 PM

LorenzoGallegos wrote:

I like the look of switch tailwhips

I think the entire BMX community and agree on the fact that switch whips look way better than regular whips. Wish I'd just learned them switch to begin with!


11/26/2013 4:44 PM

zachkrejmas wrote:

I think the entire BMX community and agree on the fact that switch whips look way better than regular whips. Wish I'd just ...more

I do mine switch, but they're technically regular for me since I'm goofy footed, right foot forward and whip clockwise. They feel so gnarly landing them


11/26/2013 6:59 PM

A lot of people on here are goofy-footed and ride left foot majority. Rarely right foot people are goofy-footed (sundaybmxrr). I learn a lot of things and try to correct things too. Thus, ending up pulling off stuff both ways.


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11/26/2013 11:51 PM

People can do a lot of switch stuff and still have loads of style. Just look at Gary Young.


11/27/2013 8:48 AM

Switch bars look pretty sweet, I like the way the bike kinda wiggles I guess. Other than that I dont really like switch Stuff


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11/27/2013 8:53 AM

I agree oppo/switch tricks are a challenge.

One thing I will never understand is switch footed tricks, they just blow my fucking my mind.


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