Expanding on Inge's response. It sounds like you're using the 10 lesson dvd, spear-switch. Switch drills are difficult and we use more for refinement since they can be easily executed with errors. We have improved the process to using "slot to skate", skate and superman/torpedo. Slot to skate, is a single switch easily executed in a position that is part of freestyle, addresses both timing and feeling the weight of high-side (recovery) arm dropping in that rotates you on to your opposite edge; send weight and momentum forward, not pulling hand back. This correct position and switch movement integrates into freestyle much more quickly. So don't be too concerned or stuck on spear or swing switch drills, use later for refinement when balance is more optimal.