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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 12:15 PM Thread Starter
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Goofy vs Regular

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!!
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If you longboard goofy and feel comfortable, stay goofy on your snowboard.
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Stay goofy, you want the weak knee in front.
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Sorry to piggie back ur post but what's the best way you think to figure out for someone who is new to snowboarding to figure out if they are regular or goofy ? Because I know many people who have right Dom foot to kick soccer balls and such but they feel more comfortable goofy which places their Dom foot in front
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Sorry to piggie back ur post but what's the best way you think to figure out for someone who is new to snowboarding to figure out if they are regular or goofy ? Because I know many people who have right Dom foot to kick soccer balls and such but they feel more comfortable goofy which places their Dom foot in front
http://snowboarding.transworld.net/1...ular-or-goofy/
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What ever is most comfortable. Got a bummed left knee I keep that one in the rear never really had any issues.
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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.
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I am regular in everything else and even snowboarded regular for a pretty long time but I am actually goofy. So I say go out and try both and see what you are more comfortable with.
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i started out learning to ride goofy but i couldn't seem to link my turns comfortably. I tried regular and it was night and day.

You should try both and feel whats more comfortable. Since you are starting to learn i'm pretty sure will be riding both ways anyways since you won't know how to turn yet.
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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.
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....

pray for snow.
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