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Weezy32 01-13-2014 09:42 AM

Been snowboarding goofy think i have been doing it wrong.
 
Just watched this video and the guy said use your kicking foot as the back foot because you will use it to steer.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77zw97nk6GI

I been on the slopes 4 times and have been using my right foot in the front because the instructor told us that.

Should i switch next time i go?? i been having problems with S turns so i am trying to figure it out. I know eventually ill have to be able to ride on both sides goofy and regular because i see pros do it but would it be easier if i switch next time i go?


I tried other techniques and i definitely go with my right foot forward if i try to slide and if i get pushed i tend to put my right foot forward but when i kick the ball i kick with right foot. So confusing !!!

Banana12 01-13-2014 10:30 AM

The kicking foot method of determining stance is just a generalization, and in my opinion, a bad one. I think the slide technique is a better option for helping to determine stance. In general, if you try both stances one will feel way more natural, especially trying to skate around.

p.s. I ride goofy and kick with my right foot, along with many, many other riders

kaborkian 01-13-2014 10:38 AM

You could make an argument for learning the OPPOSITE way you slide, then learning "switch" would be a lot easier. I kind of wish I had done that...

larrytbull 01-13-2014 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Banana12 (Post 1430561)
The kicking foot method of determining stance is just a generalization, and in my opinion, a bad one. I think the slide technique is a better option for helping to determine stance. In general, if you try both stances one will feel way more natural, especially trying to skate around.

p.s. I ride goofy and kick with my right foot, along with many, many other riders

+1 I kick with right and ride goofy as well
try a skateboard and see what is natural

speedjason 01-16-2014 01:27 PM

imagine running on wood floor with socks on. which foot would you put out in the front when you try to slide sideways? it has nothing to do with which foot is the kicker. I kick with my right foot and I ride goofy.

Mel M 01-16-2014 02:40 PM

No, just stick with it. There's a lot of other reasons for this and one of them is your first sentence. You use your FRONT foot to steer, NOT, your back foot the majority of the time. Second, could be upper body counter rotation. You need to keep your body aligned with the board. 3rd, you need to keep your weight centered on the board. Your probably riding in the back seat, not pressuring the front of your board properly.

If you do all these properly, it does not matte what foot you use. I was able to complete S turns second time down riding switch the first time out. Now, I'm not nearly as fast or dynamic riding goofy as regular, but I can definitely complete turns fluidly at a moderate pace.

SnowDogWax 01-16-2014 02:57 PM

Yes!
 
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Originally Posted by Banana12 (Post 1430561)
The kicking foot method of determining stance is just a generalization, and in my opinion, a bad one. I think the slide technique is a better option for helping to determine stance. In general, if you try both stances one will feel way more natural, especially trying to skate around.

p.s. I ride goofy and kick with my right foot, along with many, many other riders

Slide technique is better. Go duck stance +15 -15 and just ride switch, every time down the slopes. You will progress much faster no matter if you ride goofy or regular.

CassMT 01-26-2014 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Broko (Post 1472505)
Weezy - try Broko Snowboard Bindings. They eliminate the decision about stance.

wtf does that mean

ridinbend 01-26-2014 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Broko (Post 1472505)
Weezy - try Broko Snowboard Bindings. They eliminate the decision about stance.

Not an effective way to draw business.

SnowDogWax 01-26-2014 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Broko (Post 1472505)
Weezy - try Broko Snowboard Bindings. They eliminate the decision about stance.


Calling Broko bindings is false advertising.

They are NOT snowboard bindings.

Broko are disks that are used with bindings.

Suggestion include screws with your system.


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