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Old 04-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Why do i do this? Started skateboarding when i was 7 or 8 and always rode it goofy. I think this is due to a couple of things. When i push or "skate" it feels sketchy to leave my left foot on the board. Also, if i were to jump off one foot to try to dunk a basketball or something i ALWAYS jump off my left foot. (which is why i think i skate goofy, so my left foot is the foot i "jump" with when i Ollie. Also when i ran track, it felt natural to have my left foot back to push out of the blocks. But i kick with my right foot.

So when i was 10 or so and had already been skateboarding for a couple years, my parents bought me a snowboard for christmas. The snowboarding salesmen told my mother to push me from behind (i didnt know what she was doing)and see what foot i put forward. I put my right foot forward and so they set up the board to be ridden Goofy footed. That new years i went to my cousins and we built a jump to mess around on before going to the slopes the next day. I remember hitting that jump with my right foot forward and doing fine, but when i got to the big hills the next day, trying to turn and balance at high speeds was SOOO sketchy with goofy stance, so we switched my bindings to regular stance and it felt so natural....ive snowboarded regular ever since.

So WHAT THE HECK?? AM i just assbackwards or something? It doesnt really matter i know, you should ride what feels comfortable. But heres the thing, riding Regular feels natural but when i ollie on a snowboard doing it goofy feels more natural and i can get much higher.

Any thoughts?? lol
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Wait, how are you goofy and pushing with your right foot? Unless you are pushing mongo, I don't see how that's possible. I skate reg, snowboard reg and push right foot with both, though for snowboarding, I half push on the right side with my right foot and half on the left side because the binding doesn't let me rotate my foot straight.

But in the grand scheme, it doesn't matter. Skate/ride however you can ride best then develop your switch. I know of a few people that are like that, skate goofy and ride regs or vice versa. Some of them kick a soccer ball left footed, even though they skate reg but then they ride goofy which goes with the soccer left foot. My brother throws right handed and bats lefty. Or maybe it was he throws lefty and bats right handed. I can't remember and now I'm confused.
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Wait, how are you goofy and pushing with your right foot? Unless you are pushing mongo, I don't see how that's possible. I skate reg, snowboard reg and push right foot with both, though for snowboarding, I half push on the right side with my right foot and half on the left side because the binding doesn't let me rotate my foot straight.

But in the grand scheme, it doesn't matter. Skate/ride however you can ride best then develop your switch. I know of a few people that are like that, skate goofy and ride regs or vice versa. Some of them kick a soccer ball left footed, even though they skate reg but then they ride goofy which goes with the soccer left foot. My brother throws right handed and bats lefty. Or maybe it was he throws lefty and bats right handed. I can't remember and now I'm confused.

Well, i guess i never really said what way i push on my skateboard or i was confusing with what i said. When i skatboard (goofy) i push with my left leg. Def not Mongo, Mongo is a whole different kind of weird IMO lol. When i push on a snowboard i use my back foot (right)behind my snowboard, if that makes sense.

Nd yeah i know it isnt uncommon for ppl to ride different ways, and it does allow me to ride switch on a snowboard pretty well for barely ever doing it. I just am kinda confused as to WHY. I mean its like saying when i drive a truck i use my left hand to steer but when i drive a car i use my right...you know?
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Wait, how are you goofy and pushing with your right foot?
He said it was sketchy to push with his right and leave his left foot on, so he switched too goofy.

Also, it's no big deal really, I mean, lots of people have dominant right hands but use their left hands to throw balls.
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He said it was sketchy to push with his right and leave his left foot on, so he switched too goofy.

Also, it's no big deal really, I mean, lots of people have dominant right hands but use their left hands to throw balls.
Yeah i know its not a big deal, it probably benefits my switch riding, but snowboarding and skateboarding are so similar you know?

Also, have any of you guys tried one of those RipSticks? WHen i ride one of those i HAVE to ride it regular like a snowboard or it feels sketchy again. on a scooter though i def feel most comfortable riding it goofy off a jump or something, and always push scooters with my left foot (unless its WAY too tires haha)
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I don't have any experience skateboarding, but I know that Nicolas Muller also skates goofy and rides regular, so you're not alone.
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #7 (permalink)
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try surfing and see what happens #curious
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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try surfing and see what happens #curious
HAha ive always wanted to try surfing, but havent been to the ocean since i was like 10, and didnt have the chance back then. I did do skim boarding (i dunno if thats really what its called haha Minnesota boy here) when i was in South Carolina and i always jumped onto the board goofy like it was a skateboard, but i kinda have a feeling i would surf regular.....dammit now im curios too haha
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I push mongo, ride goofy. sucks, but, yeah.
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:03 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've always wondered if what hand you write with has something to do with being Regular or Goofy and if someone could post a poll on this I'd love it.

I ride regular and I am left handed. However, the only thing I do left handed is write and eat with a spoon, fork left handed - everything else I do is right handed. I throw right handed, bowl right handed, swing a bat right handed, kick a ball with my right foot, use right handed scissors, etc.

My husband is totally right hand dominant and he is goofy.

So, how about a poll asking if you are regular or goofy - what hand do you write with? Just curious.....
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