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  1. #11
    Quote Originally Posted by motivated2surf View Post
    I started surfing as a goofy foot but I'm wondering if my surfing would have progressed more as a regular footed surfer because of the rights in NJ. I'm also starting to think that regular foot may have been better and more natural. Has anyone ever switched from one stance to the other after surfing one way for a while? Are there any people who can ride either stance?
    Keep working on riding backside. Im a regular foot and ride a lot of lefts in mass takes a lot longer to learn than going frontside but there's a lot more nice lefts up this way now my backside riding is as good as my frontside. If you do try switchfoot start on a longboard I've messed around a few times with it definitly takes some getting used to. Check out matt meola's innersections video he has some great switchfoot rides some of them he switches mid air. Good luck

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    I surf goofy and skate regular but have never had much luck switching it up on either board, maybe I'm just weird though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Dog View Post
    I surf goofy and skate regular but have never had much luck switching it up on either board, maybe I'm just weird though.
    That is kinda strange, i skated goofy and when i transitioned to surfing it was only natural to stick with it, never even considered going regular. Seeing as you can do both (surf goofy / skate regular) i'd think you could go switch no problem (on both skate and surf boards), but i could be wrong. Just a little practice is probably all it would take.

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    You are super weird! That makes no sense. You are either regular or goofy... You're a freak of nature!

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    surf goofy...skate regular...actually used to surf regular as well till I was 18 or 19 and had some major ear surgery and balance issues...switched to goofy because it felt more normal on the 1st street rights in rode in High school and college

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    Ha, thanks nynj but that's what I do and it works for me. I started surfing before skating and don't really know why I switched but that's just what worked for me. Maybe I'll start practicing switch at both and eventually make it work.

  7. #17
    i surf and skate regular but i push mongo skateboarding. i learned to snowboard goofy and tried snowboarding regular which i can do but am more comfortable riding goofy snowboarding. when i surf my backside is on point but when i try to throw a frontside hack i just cant seem to get it. therefore i just try to find barrels frontside whenever i can and just hack it backside. cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stranded in Smithfield View Post
    surf goofy...skate regular...actually used to surf regular as well till I was 18 or 19 and had some major ear surgery and balance issues...switched to goofy because it felt more normal on the 1st street rights in rode in High school and college
    That's pretty wild, not sure I've ever met anyone who skated (goofy/reg) and surfed the opposite.

    I have seen some amazing footage of Jamie O'Brien surfing switch at Pipe. I can ride switch on a longboard, but only after popping up (goofy). A good friend of mine likes to snowboard switch-stance, just for a new feeling or whatever, though she also used to base-jump, so she's a little fringey (in a hardcore kinda way). Personally, I haven't progressed sufficiently in surfing that I need a new challenge. :P