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Old 11-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The dominant foot should be the lead foot on a snowboard. If it isn't most likely the rider is riding and steering from the back of board which while it can be effective, isn't efficient.

Your dominant foot is the foot that you most feel comfortable balancing on. if you make contact with a soccer ball kicking it with your right foot,the it typically will be the left foot ( or regular). if you wakeboard, long board it usually the same stance. I would stay with the goofy stance since that is what you are comfortable with already long boarding. Don't worry about all the other tests. You already participate in a sideways sport so stay with that. Some people are so close/even it really doesn't matter. It would be a good idea to ride switch a lot. It will make you versatile.
That's weird you mention that. I am right foot dominant when it comes to things like kicking and such, but I longboard/snowboard regular. I am tempted to say I have pretty decent form as well with minimal to no rear foot steering.
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Yeah I am right foot dominant but I ride regular. It might also be that I have been wakeboarding regular since I can remember Haha.

But for the OP, I suggest that you just go with goofy because you already long board goofy.
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Could someone clear up which foot forward is what?

I'm left foot forward which according to what I've read in magazines and been told, is goofy, but reading on here it seems thats regular?

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Old 11-30-2012, 01:29 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Could someone clear up which foot forward is what?

I'm left foot forward which according to what I've read in magazines and been told, is goofy, but reading on here it seems thats regular?

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In which magazines have you read that left foot forward is goofy? It is not.

Left foot forward = regular
Right foot forward = goofy
(unless you are riding switch - in which case I will let you work it out yourself)
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Whitelines, (may be a UK mag, I'm not sure).

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Old 12-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That is not always the case. Many old schoolers ride with a dominate rear foot, and make more back foot turns. Surfing can be more rear foot dominated too.

I personally am goofy, and my front foot is dominate. I skateboard and surf goofy, so that helps. I find my style is both rear foot in the deep pow, and pretty much neutral in all other conditions. With some of the new dual rocker and tapered shapes ( Never Summer Summit), I feel REALLY comfortable riding basically centered in the deep pow. It is truly revolutionary.

The whole sliding on the wood floor trick works for many. More athletic dudes can go both ways, and they should go with what feels more comfortable when skating to the lift, or if they ride a true twin etc....

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Making back foot turns doesn't indicate dominant foot. Dominance is more about the side of your body that is use to being the balance point and start of a side of the body from left and moving through space. For instance a back foot rider maybe using the back foot to kick the board around but its in an attempt to allow the front foot side of the body to travel in a certain direction. In back foot steering a person has to unweight the back of the board to lighten up the back of the board to be able to move it. at this point they aren't balancing on the back foot they are actually balancing more on the other foot.

When talking about surfing or say droping on a skateboard into a pipe a rider has to get play a delicate balance of not to far back or forward. They need to get their board/deck to match the angle of the wave or pipe wall. to far back and they bannana out or two war forward and the nose augers in and over the nose the rider goes. The movement toward the nose and toward the tail doesn't indicate dominat foot. Just balance point along the board that is dictated by the type of substance being ridden, and slope of angle being ridden on.

SO in replay what is meant by dominant leg is either the left or ride side that a person feels more comfortable about moving through space first.
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That's weird you mention that. I am right foot dominant when it comes to things like kicking and such, but I longboard/snowboard regular. I am tempted to say I have pretty decent form as well with minimal to no rear foot steering.
Not to weird at all. Dominant foot is't about the foot that is in the air. ITs about the side of your body you place forward more often and balance on. When kicking a ball with the right you usually step forward with your left and plant it. As you swing through with the kick you are rotating with that plant leg and balancing on it. In skate boarding "typically" the foot you kick with is the back foot. Thus the foot being balanced on and leading is the foot on the deck.

In snowboarding the best form for dynamic turns is a steering motion from the nose of the board that follows along the length of the board and is finished towards the rear of the board at the end of the turn. In the past I have taught lessons where we explore this only doing turn with the front foot using the ankle or rotating the front leg and then trying again but only using the back leg. The trying to do turns starting from the front finishing with the back and vise versa. It can be a great lead into butters, tricks, bump riding,etc.
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Now you guys are getting me thinking too much. If I was going to kick you in the nuts, I would use my right foot. If I was going to balance for an hour it would be on my right foot. All the power is in my right foot. I throw a baseball with my right hand, catch with my left hand and shoot hockey left. I reel my right hand.

I ALWAYS THOUGHT THE MOST POWERFUL FOOT WAS AT THE BACK OF THE BOARD TO KICK IT AROUND.

AM I JUST FUCKED?
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this is the best site i have found for determining stance. AND I AM STILL CONFUSED.

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Hi! So I recently had surgery on my right knee a year and a half ago, however it's healed up pretty nicely but still has its weak moments. This week I am going snowboarding for the first time! (I was a skier but made the switch because its easier on the knees) I'm so excited and got a new board for a great price. And they set it up goofy style. I did all the "tests" so that I step out with my right foot, kick with my right, slide on the floor with my left and start a handstand on my left foot. Basically I have no idea what my stance is, but I want to keep my weak knee safe, soooo should I ride regular or goofy? What do you think?

P.S. I typically longboard goofy

Thanks for the help! It's greatly appreciated!!
OP, here's a slightly different approach...

Center your bindings. If you've got a twin board, great. If not, it's not too much of a handicap. Set your binding angles symmetrical, for example, +12/-12. Ride both ways and see which feels more "natural", don't worry, your body will let you know. There you have it.

PS: If you are somewhat ambidextrous (sounds like you are), you're in for a lot of fun - learn to ride both ways equally well.
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