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post #41 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-14-2012, 01:48 PM
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I don't believe it. If that were the case, there would be no "regulars"...they'd just be called "left foot fowards". Regular means the standard or majority. Those stats were skewed, for whatever reason.
The name came around long before snowboarding was invented...

I did a bunch of digging but haven't found any studies to deny/confirm the allegations.

Every online poll that I found had the ratio at MOST 60/40 but in most cases very close to 50/50.
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If I was to make a speculation...

I would say that a long time ago, skateboarding involved mostly placing your front foot at the head and using your rear foot to propel. Since most ppl are righties...their stronger foot is the right so it goes in the rear.

After decades of snowboarding and the diminishing of skateboarding as a result, this "goofey/regular" balance has evened out gradually as the original advantage of regular stance isn't really relevant anymore.
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My thoughts exactly! Well said.

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If I was to make a speculation...

I would say that a long time ago, skateboarding involved mostly placing your front foot at the head and using your rear foot to propel. Since most ppl are righties...their stronger foot is the right so it goes in the rear.

After decades of snowboarding and the diminishing of skateboarding as a result, this "goofey/regular" balance has evened out gradually as the original advantage of regular stance isn't really relevant anymore.
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post #44 of 44 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 10:54 AM
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That MUST be it!!

A statistical relationship between the actual number of goofies and the fact that goofies as a group "feel the need to represent".

ahahhaahahah

cmon mister science i want fucking answers here!
It's not unreasonable. One of the troubles with voluntary polls in general is that most respondants are people who feel strongly about the subject. So for instance in political polls, if you phone people you'll get X % for, Y % against, and Z % undecided. But if you just put up a phone number and ask people to call, you get no Z whatsoever, and a much higher Y and lower X. Goofies, like lefties (as a leftie, I can speak to this) might feel the need to remind people that we're here, we're possibly queer, and we like beer. Regulars and righties won't so much give a shit.


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