Goofy stance, goofy or goofy foot generally refers to a snowboarder, skateboarder, or a longboarder riding with his left foot at the rear, towards the end part of the board. The term "goofy" got its name because it is contrary to what most of the people use i.e., their left foot forward which is also termed as a regular stance. To be honest, there isn’t a particular way to stand erect on a skateboard, and most people feel it to be comfortable riding a skateboard regularly, instead of being goofy.
In regards to the goofy stance, the dominant foot is often kept back because it can help in providing better control over the board. For beginners, it is better to go with the stance that they feel best. However, most of the budding longboarders, tend try out the goofy stance because in most cases it is unusual and can be fun to try, especially on an electric longboard. Much similar to that of writing with your left or right hand, it is indeed important to go with something that comes naturally.
Knowing Your Stance Before Turning Your Electric Mountain Board From Regular To Goofy
In order to ride a board on different stances, it is extremely important for beginners to understand which stance can be used in order to get the best effect. A very crucial goal of a border stance in riding properly is to place the dominant foot of the rider towards the rear of the board thereby providing better precision during the movement. Remember, the dominant foot does most of the power steering while the one that is less dominant helps in providing balance and direction especially to the frontal area of the board.
In order to determine your preferred electric mountain board stance, try to stand on the board with both your eyes closed while having equal weight distributed on both your feet. After you are done with this, have someone push you over and check which foot of yours is instinctively put down in order to stop you from falling. In most cases, this foot is likely to be the front foot of your longboard, as it is known to center most of your balance.
Another great way by which you can figure out if you must use a goofy stance on an electric mountainboard is to walk all the way up on a staircase. Try noticing which foot you are using to step up onto your first step. Remember, that foot is most likely to be your back foot on the electric mountain board. In case it is your left foot, then you should definitely try out a goofy stance while doing electric mountain longboarding.
How To Turn Your Electric Mountain Board From Regular Stance To Goofy
Primarily there are two key differences between ride fakie and ride switch. Firstly, while trying to switch skating you are riding on the nose or the frontal part of the board but while riding goofy, you are trying to ride with the tail of the board towards the front. In most cases, a switch needs you to use your opposite foot from any normal stance while a goofy usually uses a normal sort of stance. Here we are listing four really basic points especially for people who want to turn electric mountain board from a regular stance to a goofy stance.
- Taking A Curve: While curving, try to get committed to the turn. Remember to relax your ankles and let your body weight take control over the turn. Initially, you might be feeling a bit confused because the direction in which the ankle bents seems to feel opposite to the exact lean direction that is used in a regular stance on a remote-controlled longboard and electric skateboard.
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