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02-25-2014 08:43 PM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by snowklinger View Post
I think alot of this discussion in snowboarding comes from the fear of and inability to link turns. As a newbie, every direction feels better than actually changing edges, especially if you only want to learn toeside to heelside :P
Fear! Fear! Fear! Fear! Fear! Newbie or any level to progress one must overcome it, some say its mental, next week, would rather, can't, or to hard in the end it's FEAR.
02-24-2014 10:11 AM
snowklinger I think alot of this discussion in snowboarding comes from the fear of and inability to link turns. As a newbie, every direction feels better than actually changing edges, especially if you only want to learn toeside to heelside :P
02-24-2014 10:03 AM
speedjason if you are new. it doesnt matter if you are goofy or regular. they will be equally weird. although, I would pick one and stick to it. stop switching back and forth doing falling leaf, you will never be good at either.
my buddy, he started out falling leaf, now he is still falling leafing. he would pick an edge, then switch stance, then go the other way. sometimes you just gonna get over your mental barrier.
02-24-2014 01:42 AM
Teslatic If you have an EST board, check your boot balance (with your boots in the bindings). If you have more heel hang than toe hang, that's a sign that you need to scoot the bindings up a bit. That would help your toe edge turns for sure.
02-22-2014 10:23 PM
ridinbend My best friend surfs regular and skates/snowboards goofy. Do whatever feels right.
02-22-2014 10:19 PM
aregulargoof
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Originally Posted by SnowDogWax View Post
+100 This is great advice for anyone starting out snowboarding to find the lead foot.

Also the sooner one rides switch the better. So once you find weather your regular or goofy start riding some switch. Makes progression on your snowboard faster and will add to your enjoyment.
Hey everyone! Thank you for your advice! I went out again today and rode until my body couldn't take it anymore. By the end of the day I was linking turns with both feet forward! I was also able to get down blues without much side-slipping, so that was a huge positive for me. I decided not even to bother picking a front foot because I was feeling pretty comfortable either way. Like you said, it's best to just become proficient either way, so that's what I've decided to do.
02-22-2014 06:51 PM
SnowDogWax
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Originally Posted by KellionBane View Post
Just stick your bindings to -15/15 and then go down the hill a few times alternating which foot leads. You'll quickly find which foot you prefer forward.
+100 This is great advice for anyone starting out snowboarding to find the lead foot.

Also the sooner one rides switch the better. So once you find weather your regular or goofy start riding some switch. Makes progression on your snowboard faster and will add to your enjoyment.
02-22-2014 05:03 PM
F1EA Or try this sorcery:
02-18-2014 10:49 PM
speedjason I just started riding switch but I am goofy.
02-18-2014 10:40 PM
slyder
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Originally Posted by KellionBane View Post
Just stick your bindings to -15/15 and then go down the hill a few times alternating which foot leads. You'll quickly find which foot you prefer forward.
I taught my nephew this year. He tested goofy was comfortable riding goofy. Then after we started progressing more on turns he asked if he could switch his feet. I said of course, I always encouraged him to tell me if anything was ackward or he felt more stable with one foot over the other.

Well, you guessed it. He switched from Goofy to Regular and had a great end to the day.
Give it a solid try, not 5 runs but at least 1/2 the day since your still new and then make the decision or the decision might be made for you.
Hope it all goes well, let us know the outcome
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