8-way, Block 6
World Champion Martial Ferré describes his technique for Block 6 in 8way, star- star
The IBA’s Dynamic Progression ‘how-to’ series, video 13, Head Up Carve Switches.
To properly master this skill, you should first feel comfortable Head Up In-face and Out-face Carving in both directions as this move will provide you with a smooth transition from one direction or position to another following a proper dynamic line.
You will find it easier to fly the switch if you are already capable of changing levels as you are carving by simply leaning more or less on the wind, while maintaining the same general carving position.
A well performed Head-Up Switch will consist of a properly timed level change that will peak at the center of the tunnel, followed by a descent to either an in-face or out-face carve in the opposite direction.
After you have tried it a few times, consider your technique…
Learn more about the proper technique and preparation by visiting the IBA Skills page for a complete Head Up Carve Switches tutorial, plus 94 other skills.
1, Back to belly front flip
2, Back to belly back flip
3, Belly Carving
4, Back Carving
5, Full Front Layout
6, Full Back Layout
7, Inface Carving
8, Outface Carving
9, Bottom Loop
10, Half Breaker, Head-up
11, Belly Flares
12, Back Flares