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post #21 of 44 (permalink) Old 04-17-2012, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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I think the OP might be broken. I never really skated, played a bit when I was 10 that's about it. I snowboard goofy, right foot forward on slalom waterskis, wakeboard goofy, windsurf goofy.

I just thought about standing on a skateboard with my left foot on it and kicking with my right and I think I just bailed in my head! lol

Try riding switch a lot more, you might just be ambidextrous on a board or something.
Oh yeah slalom waterskis i go left foot forward haha, i wakeboard regular as well...and yeah i have always been able to ride switch pretty well but it doesnt feel "natural"
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I used to push mongo when I first started, it wasnt till I got better that I realised that not having your front foot planted on the board means you cant set up as fast for your next trick. You always have to do that double shuffle to get your foot where it needs to be, then move your back foot to the tail where as with regular pushing I can say ok Im going for a frontside flip here I will set up my front foot now before I even start pushing, drop my foot onto the tail and Im set to flip.
It is definately a function thing, the style is just a by-product.

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Pushing mongo is not broken, we are just a little strange. There are a couple (maybe 2, ever) pro skaters that do it.
Who said anything about pushing mongo? I was talking about the OP's OP (original post)... regarding riding snow regular and skate goofy... He's obviously broken as a human being.
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Well im sure the people hatin are either jealous because the mongo skater is better then they are, or they are just immature high school kids. Just ignore it and keep skating the way that feels natural to you.
Thanks for the words of encouragement, though at the ripe old age of almost 31, this is a life lesson I learned long ago.

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Although I only cruise on skateboards, I am goofy on them. When pushed, I alternate the foot that comes forward (randomly). When sliding on ice, I slide right foot first. When pushing off for sprints, I push off my right. When jumping, I jump off my left. In martial arts, my strongest leg is my right. My fighting stance can alternate between regular and south paw.

I snowboard regular, stronger with nollies than ollies...

As someone said, no rhyme or reason to any of this. I'm all over the map on this one.

Here's what's funny to me... even though I skateboard goofy for the exact reason you do (pushing off with left leg just feels more natural), I find it very difficult skating around on snow with my left foot. Yea, I tried it once out of curiosity on the way to the lift line. It felt like my first day learning to skate lol.


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My fighting stance can alternate between regular and south paw.
Is this for TKD? I'd except TKD because the emphasis of being able to kick with both legs for modern TKD because it's all based around point break, Olympic/WTF style competition and scoring is much more effective with ambidextrous kicking.. Moving into the realm of more traditional Korean styles, pre-McCarthy Japan, especially TKD that incorporates Hapkido there is less emphasis on ambidexterity.

Once I started boxing I found out how just right-hand dominant I actually am.
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Is this for TKD? I'd except TKD because the emphasis of being able to kick with both legs for modern TKD because it's all based around point break, Olympic/WTF style competition and scoring is much more effective with ambidextrous kicking.. Moving into the realm of more traditional Korean styles, pre-McCarthy Japan, especially TKD that incorporates Hapkido there is less emphasis on ambidexterity.

Once I started boxing I found out how just right-hand dominant I actually am.
My foundation is based in TKD. Old-school. I quit when Las Vegas instructors started emphasizing the business-side of it and started teaching the sport aspect rather than the traditional TKD that my father taught me. Full black belt within a year??? No-bueno.

Although I haven't practiced in years now (family, time, etc...), for a long time I was teaching myself other arts. I have my own style, but you can definitely see TKD influence there.

I never liked the one-sided aspect of TKD (kicks) so I mixed in western style boxing. I learned some some Jiu-Jitsu and Kung Fu as well. I forgot what the form was in Kung-Fu, but it was a friend that taught it to me.

I don't know, just a mash-up of styles, no real technical training outside of TKD. I've always been one of those people that can learn quickly from just watching.

I've always been able to fight in both stances. I am not ambidextrous though. It was a matter of confusing the opponent, becoming a harder target for them, having my dominant hand and foot in front for more power in quick jabs and push kicks for checking... My left leg has strength in side-kicks and left arm has strength in forearm/elbow blows.


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Yea, there seems to be a mixture of ambidexterity. I think that probably explains why some people skate one way but snowboard another and do other things with different "dominant" foot. Skating is just different enough from snowboarding having your feet free that it might trigger a different foot.

I'm purely right foot, right hand dominant. I do everything right handed, skate and ride regular, kick right footed. I need to do a JP Walker and just commit to riding switch for a long period of time, uninterrupted.
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I'm purely right foot, right hand dominant. I do everything right handed, skate and ride regular, kick right footed. I need to do a JP Walker and just commit to riding switch for a long period of time, uninterrupted.
Here's something that'll mess with your head, do you know which eye is dominant for you? I'm right dominant for everything hand and foot related, but my left eye is dominant.

If you hold your hands up at arms length, and make a hole about 2" in diameter between your crossed fingers and thumbs. Then centre them on an object in the distance and start moving your hands back towards your face. About 12" from your face, close one eye and then the other, whichever eye is still focused on the object is the dominant one.
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Some of my all time favorite riders skate opposite from how they ride.

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