A switch method is a fairly basic trick. Styling it out and staying under control is what you need to work on. The key to this move-don’t panic, no matter what!

1. Learn to ride switch off jumps.

2. You’ll want to take off flat-based, ’cause leaving off your toes causes you to overrotate the method sometimes.

3. Just pop, grab, and tweak as little or as much as you like.

4. Now spot the landing and stand centered over your bindings-in powder or park, it’s the same deal!


Dropping switch in the backcountry is serious business. Hone your switch methods in the park and by springing into them off li’l natural jumps first. Stuart backcountry, B.C., Canada. Sequence: Scott Serfas