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02-16-2014 04:30 PM
Tully Well , after a full day at Glenshee, plenty of snow and great runs off piste, I decided to try goofy, and at first ofcourse it felt weird , but managed some great carves(set at stance width 25" now), but I found my edge to edge wasn't as quick and was only achieving long sweeping turns.
So I set back up regular and adjusted my stance width each run, until finally I found 23.5" felt great, narrowest set up so far, and spent rest of day enjoying my turns and building on it. Now working on getting that great carve every time.

Thanks for the help
Few photos from the day.

02-12-2014 11:18 AM
Tully Yeah I might head to the indoor snozone! tomorrow and switch my bindings round, it might sort this rear foot that creeps round sometimes when I carve, which can be annoying. Only way of telling is to try, no harm in it, and it's always good to see different effects of set ups. Would like to sort it before weekend so I can enjoy the Scottish snow.
02-12-2014 10:26 AM
chomps1211
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do the sliding on wood floor trick. run up and then slide sideways. which foot you put out in the front naturally is your front foot.'
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Done that aswell and both feet feel natural.
I never was into skate boarding , but I did park roller blading, and my strong foot was my right for grinds!!
Yeah! don't sweat it. None of those tests are infallible! (....I thought the "step test" was pretty much 100% accurate until I was corrected by a few members here!) So,.. They work pretty good determining your lead foot most of the time for most people, but there are exceptions.

You might just be one of the exceptions. Ride whatever way feels right to you. If you are questioning it? Switch your bindings around and try skating, riding around for a bit with your lead foot switched.

If it's right or wrong, you will usually notice it right away! If they are both equally awkward? Well, you just might be ambidextrous and will feel awkward either way until you have your basic riding skills down? I mean, I knew I was regular right away, but even so, just skating, riding, turning,.. hell even going straight, felt awkward until it all started to click!
02-12-2014 09:43 AM
speedjason
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Done that aswell and both feet feel natural.
I never was into skate boarding , but I did park roller blading, and my strong foot was my right for grinds!!
you mind be natural on both feet but which one would you put out without thinking is the one.
02-12-2014 09:21 AM
Tully
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do the sliding on wood floor trick. run up and then slide sideways. which foot you put out in the front naturally is your front foot.'
Done that aswell and both feet feel natural.
I never was into skate boarding , but I did park roller blading, and my strong foot was my right for grinds!!
02-12-2014 09:06 AM
speedjason
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Something I have found though, and my fiancée enjoyed this bit, I've always been regular stance, however, getting my fiancée to push me from behind several times, I never have a preferred foot that comes forward first, is it possible I could be goofy and this is affecting me?, even the sliding on sloppy floor technique I use one or the other. We Scottish are funny buggers.
do the sliding on wood floor trick. run up and then slide sideways. which foot you put out in the front naturally is your front foot.'
02-12-2014 08:55 AM
Tully
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Actually, in powder, I really like the wide stance, especially when it's getting tracked out (more stability, easier to muscle the board around in bad spots). It's a lot less strenuous for me to put the weight back and it doesn't screw up performance on groomers as much as riding with the bindings set back.
Interesting to hear that because through searches on google, I have come across people who feel the same with a wide stance, I may very well find that it works well for me, I'm hoping so as it feels great and seems to give me more control, good for ollies in the livingroom aswell haha.
02-12-2014 08:49 AM
behi
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It's crying out too wide to me but when fitted it feels good, a trial on Thursday will help a lot, ofcourse as has been said a wide stance isn't what I need , even if it is comfy , as I am more into carving, off piste
Actually, in powder, I really like the wide stance, especially when it's getting tracked out (more stability, easier to muscle the board around in bad spots). It's a lot less strenuous for me to put the weight back and it doesn't screw up performance on groomers as much as riding with the bindings set back.
02-11-2014 06:16 PM
Lamps If you like it, ride it!
02-11-2014 04:59 PM
Tully Moved my bindings to ref line , bang on 22", moved back to the 'wide' stance I was trying out and got just under 27".

It's crying out too wide to me but when fitted it feels good, a trial on Thursday will help a lot, ofcourse as has been said a wide stance isn't what I need , even if it is comfy , as I am more into carving, off piste, and as such a narrow stance is more suited, so I may find instead of going wide , I might bring it in more and see if this gives me the carve that I want.

I can ride switch by the way, regarding my regular/goofy query , which is never a bad thing.

On a brighter note, snowed in the lower areas today, which hopefully means plenty for me to play on this weekend.
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