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Old 12-15-2010, 03:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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This is completely useless and random i just want to see. Over the past couple of years i noticed i'm one of the only people who push with my foot in front of the board which i picked up clearly from skateboarding. Ive tried with my boot behind the board and cant do it for the life of me. Do you push with your foot behind the board or front?
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Old 12-15-2010, 04:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I used to skateboard. When I first started I pushed to my front but now I push to my back. Odd thing though that I think happened from skateboarding. I used to skate mongoose pushing with my front leg(I eventually started to push with my rear) so when I went to snowboarding, I ride goofy but when I unbind I push regular
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Old 12-15-2010, 06:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I ride reg and push "in front".

I always thought in skateboarding its called pushing "mongo", never knew that meant mongoose.
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Old 12-15-2010, 08:55 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Behind. In front is just too awkward and uncomfortable.
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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If i have a friend close behind me in line i push in front if they are close in front i push behind me. I just do what i can when i can. If im out in the open the most of the time i push behind me. I dont skateboard tho.
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There's not an option for both?

I use both ways about equally, but I do seem to use the front more when I'm getting on lifts switch (opposite foot locked in then norm, I ride goofy so my left leg is locked in a binding and push w/ my right foot). I prob. do this because I ride a skateboard goofy and push w/ my right foot, so it's the same on a snowboard
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Old 12-15-2010, 09:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I can do it either way but I find that pushing from behind the board is easier and I can maintain better alignment with the board. When I see people skate by pushing in front, what I notice most often is they are flailing their board around a lot. People pushing with the foot behind the board have an easier time keeping the board sliding quietly.

Now, I will push from the front when traversing a hill when I am facing uphill to keep my toe edge locked in though.
This exactly. Most of the time it's behind, but if need be i wont hesitate to take it to the front. Learn to do it both ways, it helps in many situations to be able to make the quick switch up. Also, dont forget to fold down those highbacks to make it easier to cross over (and so they dont get crushed by the lift!).
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Old 12-15-2010, 11:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I do both. Front is the way I learned and I can go much faster, I lift the board and do kind of a walk thing. Back, the board never leaves the snow and it's more comfortable, but slower.
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Old 12-15-2010, 02:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I think I voted wrong. I push with my back foot. Skateboarding background.

I also didn't know Mongo was short for Mongoose. Not that it makes much more sense, but its still cool to know.
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I think I voted wrong. I push with my back foot. Skateboarding background.

I also didn't know Mongo was short for Mongoose. Not that it makes much more sense, but its still cool to know.
Sook, you always push with your back foot regardless on a snowboard, the question is whether you push with your back foot in front of the board or behind.

I can do both, but in most cases pushing from behind gives me way more stability and speed. Depending on where I'm pushing, pushing from the front can be more beneficial, but in most cases pushing from the back is way better.

Pushing from the back takes some getting used to, it's really awkward at first, but once you get it down it really makes skating much better.
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