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Old 12-02-2012, 11:24 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Emkoz View Post
Hi! So I recently had surgery on my right knee a year and a half ago, however it's healed up pretty nicely but still has its weak moments. This week I am going snowboarding for the first time! (I was a skier but made the switch because its easier on the knees) I'm so excited and got a new board for a great price. And they set it up goofy style. I did all the "tests" so that I step out with my right foot, kick with my right, slide on the floor with my left and start a handstand on my left foot. Basically I have no idea what my stance is, but I want to keep my weak knee safe, soooo should I ride regular or goofy? What do you think?

P.S. I typically longboard goofy

Thanks for the help! It's greatly appreciated!!
OP, here's a slightly different approach...

Center your bindings. If you've got a twin board, great. If not, it's not too much of a handicap. Set your binding angles symmetrical, for example, +12/-12. Ride both ways and see which feels more "natural", don't worry, your body will let you know. There you have it.

PS: If you are somewhat ambidextrous (sounds like you are), you're in for a lot of fun - learn to ride both ways equally well.
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