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I do the same. For some reason goofy feels more natural when skateboarding but regular seems more natural when snowboarding. I'm right handed but do many things left handed( opening doors, using phones, shooting/dribbling basketball).
 

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So glad I found this thread. I'm a snowboard n00b - just started this season - and I've been lurking here a while.

Anyway, I surf regular, so I assumed I'd snowboard regular too. Then today, I can't remember what I did, but somehow I started going down the hill goofy. And it felt more natural, and like I had much more control. Then I kept switching between regular and goofy (regular bindings tho), and I think I really do prefer goofy. :dunno:

I tried to do a goofy pop-up when I got home (like in surfing), and it didn't work so well. I think I'll stick to regular with surfing. But I'm glad to know that some people do use different stances for different board sports . . .
 

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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
I have the exact same thing but opposite. I skate regular but snowboard goofy. Both have always felt natural while doing so
 

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Skate, surf, snowboard all goofy but when I skateboard I push around with my right foot (I'm right footed). So when I snowboard I have to use my left foot to skate around as my right is locked in.
 

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I used to push mongo when i started skateboarding, then learned not to. It looks stupid and balance is way off compared to regular/goofy push.
But riding regular on skateboard and goofy on snowboard.. WHAT?
 

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Pushing mongo looks cool imo, its hard as fuck tho.
Where is @snowklinger? Been almost a year now.

I skated mongo, although it didn't even have a name in the 80's. You can't push mongo on I snowboard trust me I tried.

*edit: The mongo hate is baffling to me and goes against why I loved skating (and other board sports). What's it got to do with anyone how I push? I'm having fun mind your own.
 

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Some pros like Koston would ride mongo to highlight when they were riding switch in the 90s. That's how I see mongo- like mongo riders should probably switch their stance and push regular. I've got two friends that ride mongo, and it seems inferior for getting around and longboarding. No hate though. Ride mongo if it feels right. Express yourself! I'm dusting off my skateboards right now, and just found some new DVS I stored a few years ago. Stoked to ride any board at this point. I skate, surf and snowboard goofy. Right foot forward for life!

You can't push mongo on I snowboard trust me I tried.
I recently rode with a mongo skater who skates a snowboard switch. Kinda blew my mind, but it was working out for him.
 

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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
I feel you so much ! I surfed and skateboarded all of my life as a goofie, I am left hander and started snowboard this year and do everything as a regular. My only theory: in surfing you put your weight on the back foot to turn, in snowboard you need to put your weight on the front foot to face the slope
 

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I feel you so much ! I surfed and skateboarded all of my life as a goofie, I am left hander and started snowboard this year and do everything as a regular. My only theory: in surfing you put your weight on the back foot to turn, in snowboard you need to put your weight on the front foot to face the slope
When you ride powder it's pretty close to surfing as you can get, smashing those fantails out around from the tail in the soft stuff. Powder gives you float and the snowboard becomes lighter enabling you to power around changing direction with the rear foot by punching out the tail. I was a reasonably good surfer in my youth (3 sessions a day, Comp's etc) and sort of bring a lot of my surfing technique into snowboarding, but you need to know when to apply it. Some people just have the ability to ride in both directions easier than others. This however is not me.
 

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lol funny this would pop up. I skateboarded very poorly as kid spent a lot of time pumping around town and hadnt owned one in a long time. When deciding on my stance this last season I couldnt remember any of times on a board or a rental and all the "tests" were given me different answers.. i was back and forth regular or goofy. I ended up going regular for a 20+ day season...

Then I bought a used skateboard the other day and my whole world was flipped upside down when I could not push regular at all! Im switching over to goofy now for riding but boy do i feel like a dumbass
 

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Is it weird that a ride a skateboard regular but ride a snowboard goofy?
I spent a full day riding goofy with a friend and he said "ya youre goofy" so that was pretty reassuring since i road regular the whole season. My opinion is if you plan on doing both you should probably do them the same way? i dont know in the end though its always just going to come down to personal preference and decision.
 
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