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Goofy or Regular?

Today I went snowboarding for the first time in 3 years (I went maybe 3 times). I've always thought I was a goofy rider, as I'm much more comfortable leading with my right foot. The problem came when I was getting into toe edge turns. No matter how long I spent trying, I couldn't get them.

So on the last run of the day I decided to ride regular and try some toe edge turns that way. It was much much easier and felt much more natural. What I spent hours trying to do goofy, I nearly got right away regular.

So am I a goofy rider or regular? As I improve my turns and gain more control, will my comfort level riding regular increase, or should I be drilling those goofy toe edge turns more?
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ride goofy for heelside and regular for toeside turns... problem solved

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To determine which way to ride you have to kick a ball, or slide on wood floors with your socks on, or have someone sneak up behind you and push you, or you can just do what zk0ot said!
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Were your bindings set for riding goofy? You mentioned switching on your last run, but you didn't say if you made any adjustments to your bindings. Otherwise do what tannersdad said.
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Today I went snowboarding for the first time in 3 years (I went maybe 3 times). I've always thought I was a goofy rider, as I'm much more comfortable leading with my right foot. The problem came when I was getting into toe edge turns. No matter how long I spent trying, I couldn't get them.

So on the last run of the day I decided to ride regular and try some toe edge turns that way. It was much much easier and felt much more natural. What I spent hours trying to do goofy, I nearly got right away regular.

So am I a goofy rider or regular? As I improve my turns and gain more control, will my comfort level riding regular increase, or should I be drilling those goofy toe edge turns more?
If turning feels more natural with your left foot, then there's a good chance you're regular. If I were you, I would make it a point to make sure you can turn regular and goofy, in case you ever want to do things that require you to go switch. And if it's any consolation, I've got a few oddball students in my lessons who skate one way (goofy, as an example), but prefer to turn with their left leg. It's something that works, and I don't argue with it.
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I have done those tests before, the problem was one test would imply I'm goofy, while another would imply I'm regular. I'm a very two footed person in general.

It's very odd. On one hand I'm comfortable going straight down goofy, and less so regular, but I'm comfortable turning regular, and less so goofy.

Also the bindings were set for a goofy rider, I didn't realize it really made a difference if the board was a twin? I didn't change anything when I went regular, would that have made a difference?

Thank you for all the replies by the way!
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I have done those tests before, the problem was one test would imply I'm goofy, while another would imply I'm regular. I'm a very two footed person in general.

It's very odd. On one hand I'm comfortable going straight down goofy, and less so regular, but I'm comfortable turning regular, and less so goofy.

Also the bindings were set for a goofy rider, I didn't realize it really made a difference if the board was a twin? I didn't change anything when I went regular, would that have made a difference?

Thank you for all the replies by the way!
I hate "tests." I know a bunch of people who skateboard one way, and snowboard the other. There is just no reliable answer to picking a foot, except to try.

What you need to do is pick a foot that feels better to you overall, and stick with it. There are a few portions of snowboarding that just feels weird until you get more time under your belt.

As for the binding set up, it is possible for it to play a role. Turning usually does not feel as natural if the angle of the turning foot is less than the back. If I were you, try setting your stance so that the angles are the same, front and back, and fiddle with turning from there until you decide you've figured out what you like.
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I hate "tests."

I was being sarcastic about the test too. I think you do have a dominate foot, But my 8 yr old hasn't figured his out yet either. His board is set up neutral and he rides both ways with no problem. He just calls himself goofy because his leash is attached to his right foot.

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ride goofy for heelside and regular for toeside turns... problem solved
What happens if he wants to turn left?
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