How about switching at full speed?
When the wheel senses the abrupt change it dumps into neutral and re-engages in the new direction.
The wheel is a good pivot point and it would feel so much more like wakeboarding.
@Hubbitron I've seen Michael Tavares do 180 reverts at a decent speed. Not seen anyone do it at full speed, though. If you're saying you have, video please!
--just pop a little u