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|01-08-2013 10:58 AM|
Here is a sure fire way to tell if you ride goofy or regular.
Get a razor scooter. Hold on to it and run super fast with it, jump on and start scooting with what ever leg you are most comfortable with. This will make your subconscious kick in and tell you what leg you want to lead with and what leg you want to kick with.
Your kicking leg will be your back foot (or power foot) The foot that you put forward to steer the scooter will be your front foot.
This will be the same on your snowboard.
Now that you have figured out what way you ride, have a beer because the hard part is over (at least it is until you decide to learn switch)
|01-08-2013 01:33 AM|
Originally Posted by jennifer View Post
|01-08-2013 01:19 AM|
I am super new to the sport. Have only gone up 4 times, had 3 lessons. ALL the tests say I should be riding regular. My husband has been boarding for like 20 years, and after all the testing we did he agreed I should be riding regular so that is how we set up my bindings. That is how I have been taking my lessons. During my last lesson my instructor had me doing falling leaf, which I had done before. But this time it was just kicking my ass. I could not make it 10 feet without falling. He then tells me that he is 100% sure I should be riding goofy. He said that when I got up from fall and was ready to begin down the hill again I naturally gravitated to a goofy stance. I honestly was to frazzled and to focused on not falling on my ass again that I took no notice of which stance I started in...I just wanted to get down the hill. lol
So do I follow what all the tests tell me...or do I follow what this instructor is telling me and move to goofy?
I did worse on this last lesson than I did on my very first one. Seriously...it was an embarassment. But that is a whole different topic.
|12-02-2012 11:32 AM|
Why over complicate things?
Try both. Stick with what works naturally with you. I like having my strong foot (regular) at the back. Helps me kick the board around with sharp turns, spins, and feels better in powder.
Do what works for you.
|12-02-2012 11:32 AM|
Originally Posted by gjsnowboarder View Post
|12-02-2012 11:29 AM|
Originally Posted by ARSENALFAN View Post
|12-02-2012 11:24 AM|
Originally Posted by Emkoz View Post
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.
|12-02-2012 11:09 AM|
Originally Posted by knoxboarderx View Post
this is the best site i have found for determining stance. AND I AM STILL CONFUSED.
|12-02-2012 10:58 AM|
Now you guys are getting me thinking too much. If I was going to kick you in the nuts, I would use my right foot. If I was going to balance for an hour it would be on my right foot. All the power is in my right foot. I throw a baseball with my right hand, catch with my left hand and shoot hockey left. I reel my right hand.
I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE MOST POWERFUL FOOT WAS AT THE BACK OF THE BOARD TO KICK IT AROUND.
AM I JUST FUCKED?
|12-02-2012 10:41 AM|
Originally Posted by boarderaholic View Post
In snowboarding the best form for dynamic turns is a steering motion from the nose of the board that follows along the length of the board and is finished towards the rear of the board at the end of the turn. In the past I have taught lessons where we explore this only doing turn with the front foot using the ankle or rotating the front leg and then trying again but only using the back leg. The trying to do turns starting from the front finishing with the back and vise versa. It can be a great lead into butters, tricks, bump riding,etc.
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