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What if I been using the wrong leg?

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I had just starting my snowboarding about 2-3 weeks ago, had about 8-10 hours practice, my instructor had told me if I kick a football with right leg then I should be a regular, so I been practicing with regular on my S link so far, and starting making progress on the heels turn, now just need to get fix with my toes turn, but other day I had a try with goofy, and found out seem more easier making the turns that way....now I came home and asked my bf to push me on the back 4 times in a row, and 4/3 times I been using my right leg or I slide on the wood floor with socks, also right leg come first, so now I'm really confused, what if I'm goofy but been doing regular all along, should I go back and switch with goofy maybe get a easier life or just keep going with regular since already been practicing for awhile and making progress ? I don't know is that really matter or would make a big different for a beginner ? any advice would be appreciate Thanks

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other day I had a try with goofy, and found out seem more easier making the turns that way
From that quote, personally, I would go with goofy.

Riding, sliding on socks or push in the back method doesn't necessarily always produce the same results.

Ultimately, I always say to ride what feels more natural.

I snowboard and surf regular, however when I long board, my stance is goofy. Go figure, however thats what feels best.

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Which foot you use to kick a foot all has nothing to do with riding stance.

The other excercises do (esp the socks one), and almost certainly, you are goofy.
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good replies so far. I'm right dominant but I slide on a floor or ice rink R foot forward. Goofy was for me from the beginning.

I taught my nephew to ride last year. We did the lets just call it "the slide test" he was a goofy rider.
About an hour into working with him he asked if he could try the other foot forward. I said sure. He was mostly duck but made a small adjustment on bindings and a Regular rider he's been since.

Like you felt and others said, go with what feels natural.
One good thing if you do go goofy, you can now brag you can ride switch

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He was mostly duck but made a small adjustment on bindings and a Regular rider he's been since.

Like you felt and others said, go with what feels natural.
One good thing if you do go goofy, you can now brag you can ride switch
Lol, Thanks all for the quick replied, this is interesting about the "adjustment on bindings" I actually had the same problem, when I struggling making the tunes 2 days in a row and told my instructor my freaking right leg seem kept following my front toes / heels when making the turns ( coz many video or bf did it is " move front toes,back toes band keens" )then he adjust my blindings a bit on the right foot, since then is easier to making the turns, the problems is both way I don't feel " natural" lol I mean both seem require a lots of practices for me as am old :S but by the tried of the goofy 1 or 2 times, it just felt a bit easier than others, probably only a small different, if I go goofy now might aswell need another 3 to 4 days start over again, which I dunno if worth it or not.

How many people actually will/can do the switch? Or most of borders eventually will do the switch? If that is the case might aswell stick to it ? Or it will have a big different/effect later on for intermediate level?
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Being shoved in the back is a good method to determine the front leg in my experience, but you can't be expecting it as that defeats the purpose

I swapped between goofy and natural a lot on my first couple of days as I worked things out. Perfectly normal when both feel unnatural.
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I swapped between goofy and natural a lot on my first couple of days as I worked things out. Perfectly normal when both feel unnatural.
Then at the end you ride natural or goofy? and how you determined it ?
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Do you have access to a skateboard? If so ride it around both goofy and regular and see which feels more comfortable.

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Do you have access to a skateboard? If so ride it around both goofy and regular and see which feels more comfortable.
I don't have access to a skateboard, but one thing I been noticed something feels more comfortable is that when traversing form left to right heels edge
my hips and keens starting to feel more naturally bend and move itself, not sure it has anything to do with the goofy way or just because the practice result
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Then at the end you ride natural or goofy? and how you determined it ?
Most evidence suggested I was natural.

- Right-handed
- Right-footed
- When pushed left foot went forward
- Not a fan of Disney characters

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