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11-15-2012 10:54 AM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
That MUST be it!!

A statistical relationship between the actual number of goofies and the fact that goofies as a group "feel the need to represent".

ahahhaahahah

cmon mister science i want fucking answers here!
It's not unreasonable. One of the troubles with voluntary polls in general is that most respondants are people who feel strongly about the subject. So for instance in political polls, if you phone people you'll get X % for, Y % against, and Z % undecided. But if you just put up a phone number and ask people to call, you get no Z whatsoever, and a much higher Y and lower X. Goofies, like lefties (as a leftie, I can speak to this) might feel the need to remind people that we're here, we're possibly queer, and we like beer. Regulars and righties won't so much give a shit.
11-15-2012 09:58 AM
andreww My thoughts exactly! Well said.

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Originally Posted by rasmasyean View Post
If I was to make a speculation...

I would say that a long time ago, skateboarding involved mostly placing your front foot at the head and using your rear foot to propel. Since most ppl are righties...their stronger foot is the right so it goes in the rear.

After decades of snowboarding and the diminishing of skateboarding as a result, this "goofey/regular" balance has evened out gradually as the original advantage of regular stance isn't really relevant anymore.
11-15-2012 09:23 AM
rasmasyean If I was to make a speculation...

I would say that a long time ago, skateboarding involved mostly placing your front foot at the head and using your rear foot to propel. Since most ppl are righties...their stronger foot is the right so it goes in the rear.

After decades of snowboarding and the diminishing of skateboarding as a result, this "goofey/regular" balance has evened out gradually as the original advantage of regular stance isn't really relevant anymore.
11-14-2012 01:48 PM
poutanen
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Originally Posted by extra0 View Post
I don't believe it. If that were the case, there would be no "regulars"...they'd just be called "left foot fowards". Regular means the standard or majority. Those stats were skewed, for whatever reason.
The name came around long before snowboarding was invented...

I did a bunch of digging but haven't found any studies to deny/confirm the allegations.

Every online poll that I found had the ratio at MOST 60/40 but in most cases very close to 50/50.
11-14-2012 01:31 PM
snowklinger
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Originally Posted by Donutz View Post
Most likely goofies feel they need to "represent".
That MUST be it!!

A statistical relationship between the actual number of goofies and the fact that goofies as a group "feel the need to represent".

ahahhaahahah

cmon mister science i want fucking answers here!
11-14-2012 07:14 AM
boarderinblack I start as regular stance then switch to goofy to rest my right leg... So feel free to try out both legs forward...
11-13-2012 09:48 PM
andreww
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Most likely goofies feel they need to "represent". I don't think the ratio is as skewed as it is with left vs right-handed, but you can def see on the slopes that most are regular.

Its quite even on the slopes in Ontario.... Possibly even more goofies to be honest.... Most of my friends are goofy.
11-13-2012 07:13 PM
Donutz
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Originally Posted by extra0 View Post
I don't believe it. If that were the case, there would be no "regulars"...they'd just be called "left foot fowards". Regular means the standard or majority. Those stats were skewed, for whatever reason.
Most likely goofies feel they need to "represent". I don't think the ratio is as skewed as it is with left vs right-handed, but you can def see on the slopes that most are regular.
11-13-2012 06:28 PM
extra0 I don't believe it. If that were the case, there would be no "regulars"...they'd just be called "left foot fowards". Regular means the standard or majority. Those stats were skewed, for whatever reason.
11-13-2012 04:25 PM
poutanen
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goofy, here.

Goofies are relatively rare, but it doesn't surprise me that we're leading the poll on this site...we're better than regulars (most of the regulars are at truoutdoors )
Who says goofies are rare? I remember reading a stat in the 90's that said over 50% of boarders were goofy. I'd be willing to bet it's very close to 50/50 worldwide.
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