Regular skateboarder/snowboarder and left foot forward on bike
Regular skateboarder/snowboarder and right foot forward on bike
Goofy skateboarder/snowboarder and left foot forward on bike
Goofy skateboarder/snowboarder and right foot forward on bike
I’m super well balanced & coordinated.....a certified badass (I’m ambidextrous)
Last edited by ddac; 09-20-09 at 10:59 AM.
Well I am a regular snowboarder but I don't favor sides during my biking but I am not a super badass either so I can't pick any of the choices above.
Goofy on snowboard/longboard/wakeboard. Right or left forward on bicycle.
I’m super well balanced & coordinated.....a certified badass
and I surf goofy
it doesn't make a difference when cycling
I'm boring, surf left foot forward and ride with my left foot forward too. Most people have a favored front leg, if you've never thought about it try it next time you're riding, just put the other foot forward and see how odd it feels...
Regular on everything! left foot forward.
Silly rabbit, tricks are for kids.
Or haven't you been reading the recent 29er threads?
I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.
Left foot dominant in BMX flatland. It's the foot I always have on my pegs, and I use my right foot for balance. I can hang-ten, hitchhiker, and double-foot dork wheelie, but that's the extent of my use of my right foot. If I try an opposite foot trick, I can never get into the balance point without the lofted wheel falling, or my body hitting the ground.
I can hang-ten my un-bike pretty well (this is rolling in circles, btw).
I couldn't answer the poll because there's no tripod option.
First Class Jerk
Over time I've ended up riding using either foot forward, so I guess that makes me ambidextrous in that respect. In fact, I can't even remember now which one was my chocolate foot when I first started riding. I'm thinking that maybe the non-dominant thing started when I lost my eye, kinda balance issues and stuff.
"I tell you, We are here on earth to fart around, and don't let anybody tell you any different." - Kurt Vonnegut jr.
In skateboarding, when a regular foot rides goofyfoot, that's called "switch." There is a difference between riding fakie and riding switch.
When riding fakie, one is just going backwards but one's feet are still positioned like they would be when riding forward - i.e. if he's a regular foot, when he rides forward, his right foot is on the tail and his left foot is near the front trucks - and so if he goes fakie, his head will swivel around so he's looking the other direction, but his feet are still in that same position and he's just rolling backwards.
For switch, he actually moves the position of his feet so that the right foot comes down off the tail and takes its place near the truck bolts and his left foot goes up on the tail. A regular skater riding switch looks exactly like a goofyfoot as far as foot placement goes.
Hope that makes sense...many people, including skaters, don't understand this difference and name tricks wrongly.
Last edited by pacificaslim; 09-09-09 at 01:23 PM.
Oh yeah, I surf/skate goofyfoot and also ride a bike goofyfoot - right foot forward. I really notice this on coasting off-road downhill because my right foot is taking most of my weight and my knee starts to hurt so I put the other pedal forward. Of course I should try to keep my weight balanced on both feet but I just find the front foot is taking more of the weight.
Is this the "official which leg forward" thread? If not, is there one?
Regardless of foot position, I am goofy on a skateboard.
Left foot forward when boosting, right foot forward when going downhill.
P.S. Why is "froward" in the spellcheck dictionary?
"Every dog needs a squeak toy."
Right foot forward while driving.
08 Cervelo RS
09 Specialized Tricross
09 Gary Fisher HiFi 29
I voted just to keep this hackneyed poll going.