Originally Posted by Arthrogrian19
Is there a proper way to transition from regular to switch without needing a jump?
I'm no switch expert, but I can share how I learned to "get" switch from an switch-amateur perspective.
Slow: Begin with a move akin to the start of a hockey stop (quick hard edge to get rotation started), but before the skis come perpendicular to fall line, release the edges and finish pivoting/slipping the tips uphill. The edge-release and pivot are easier if you unweight (stand up a bit taller). For a flat land 360, repeat. That is, once switch, set a quick edge to start rotation, then unweight, release edges and pivot tips back down the fall line.
Faster: The edge set is quicker and unweighting becomes more jump-like (or an outright hop) to avoid catching an edge. If hopping, still make the quick edge set to start your rotation before/as you hop. I've had bad luck with hopping and THEN trying to start my rotation. I picture a hockey player making a transition to switch - they carve into a near hop.