When I was starting out, far left was easiest for me. I was way more comfortable heel side, especially when not strapped in, so being on the left side made it easier for me to just dip out in the direction I felt most comfortable.
And if you fall, who cares? Just get back up and out of the way as quickly as possible. Everyone had to learn, there's no shame in it.
Last edited by linvillegorge; 11-12-2012 at 08:53 PM.