Originally Posted by CheeseForSteeze
I used to push mongo when I first started as a kid because I also didn't know better. Pushing regular is just a matter of practice. Mongo can be a bit dangerous as pushing regular you can plant your foot right in the middle and have good balance but I've seen some really good skaters push mongo. Also, I can now push switch which is a result from mongo pushing.
It's probably worth learning to push regular, but like I said, I've met some skaters who were lightyears better than I'll ever be and they pushed mongo and never bothered to learn regular.
So is mongo with your back foot on the board while u push with the front? I always thought that looked cool but its hard as fuck. I'm goofy and I've always pushed with my back foot.
Donutz I thought you were older than me...I skated until I was about 25 and the last couple falls I hung my shit up. FYI freestyle true sk8ing is hard as fuck, requires tons of skill, practice and small muscle dexterity.
I break it down like this for the tri-sports:
-surfing is the hardest to learn because of the committment of learning to paddle and catch waves. Surfing waves isn't very hard.
-skateboarding is easy and harmless to learn but absolutely painful and difficult to become even intermediate good at.
-snowboarding has the quickest, sharpest, steepest learning curve, which can involve 3 hours of scorpions followed by linked turns. Progression can be fairly forgiving, although equal in pain to skateboarding when you introduce hard features such as rails and boxes.
They all require the 100000 hour rule or whatever it is if you wanna be pro, theres like an equalizer there.
I'd still be happy to cruise, but I don't have a board/miss it. Mountain climbing is a good distraction tho