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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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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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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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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'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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There is really no rhyme or reason to it. I am right handed and kick right footed but am goofy in skating surfing and snowboarding. A lot of this is passed from parent to child. All my kids are goofy. My best friend all his kids are regular as he is, but there are exceptions to this as well. I have a buddy who is a pro surfer left handed regular and his dad is a right handed goofy. My cousin skates goofy and boards and surfs regular. Its one of life's great mysteries. lol
 

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If it's a board, I ride it goofy. However, when I skate, I push mongo. And for obvious reasons I can't do that on a snowboard. It made skating harder to learn for me on my snowboard, but in the end, I got it, and in getting it, I can now push my skateboard non-mongo if I'm feeling feisty. I'm also very much right handed. Finally, why all the hate on mongo pushers?! Who gives a fuck? As long as you're having fun, it shouldn't matter.
 

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If it's a board, I ride it goofy. However, when I skate, I push mongo. And for obvious reasons I can't do that on a snowboard. It made skating harder to learn for me on my snowboard, but in the end, I got it, and in getting it, I can now push my skateboard non-mongo if I'm feeling feisty. I'm also very much right handed. Finally, why all the hate on mongo pushers?! Who gives a fuck? As long as you're having fun, it shouldn't matter.
I wasnt hating on mongo pushers, i just said thats a totally different kind of weird. its not like i said "FUCK NO I DONT PUSH MONGO, THAT SHIT IS RETARDED, I HATE PEOPLE WHO PUSH MONGO!" It just looks funny is all, and i think i stated earlier that you should ride whatever way feels most comfortable, and im sure thats why you push mongo so how could i hate?
 

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Finally, why all the hate on mongo pushers?! Who gives a fuck? As long as you're having fun, it shouldn't matter.
:laugh:

I'm a mongo and have gotten shit from complete strangers just skating round the seawall. Learning slowly to push reg.

To the OP, you have a lucky quirk! You don't push mong and can ride both ways. SICK!
 

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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.....
WEll, i write with my right hand. I shoot Righy in hockey (which doesnt mean much) i play racquet sports i use my right hand. Bat righty in baseball, Golf righty, Kick righty.....When i play Hacky sak my right foot does most the hitting LOL...so i feel pretty right side dominant, but i snowboard regular.....anf skate goofy obv....
 

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I'm a mongo and have gotten shit from complete strangers just skating round the seawall. Learning slowly to push reg.

To the OP, you have a lucky quirk! You don't push mong and can ride both ways. SICK!
I am learning to push "normal" too. funny we are all such mongos. hilarious no less. I have only seen about 3 people at the skatepark in 10 years who push mongo, and here we have a gaggle of mongos.

Considering when I was 8-16, I would travel all over my town on my board, mongo works pretty good for me being goofy and right foot dominate.
 

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@JohnnyVolcom5 -- I wasn't calling you out specifically in mentioning the mongo hate, I was just calling it out in general. Look at Grafta's post right below yours. That's the kind of hate I was calling out. It happens at damn near every skate park I ride at. It's retarded and I don't get it. That's all.
 

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I think the OP might be broken. :laugh: I never really skated, played a bit when I was 10 that's about it. I snowboard goofy, right foot forward on slalom waterskis, wakeboard goofy, windsurf goofy.

I just thought about standing on a skateboard with my left foot on it and kicking with my right and I think I just bailed in my head! lol

Try riding switch a lot more, you might just be ambidextrous on a board or something.
 

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@JohnnyVolcom5 -- I wasn't calling you out specifically in mentioning the mongo hate, I was just calling it out in general. Look at Argo's post right below yours. That's the kind of hate I was calling out. It happens at damn near every skate park I ride at. It's retarded and I don't get it. That's all.
Well im sure the people hatin are either jealous because the mongo skater is better then they are, or they are just immature high school kids. Just ignore it and keep skating the way that feels natural to you.
 

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I think the OP might be broken. :laugh: I never really skated, played a bit when I was 10 that's about it. I snowboard goofy, right foot forward on slalom waterskis, wakeboard goofy, windsurf goofy.

I just thought about standing on a skateboard with my left foot on it and kicking with my right and I think I just bailed in my head! lol

Try riding switch a lot more, you might just be ambidextrous on a board or something.
Pushing mongo is not broken, we are just a little strange. There are a couple (maybe 2, ever) pro skaters that do it.
 
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