Goofy/Natural

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leniam started the topic in Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 at 1:40pm

Random question. My daughter skateboards natural but pops up goofy when surfing. Anyone else done this successfully or do you think it’s better to retrain to just one stance?

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kbomb Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 at 3:06pm

Not sure, but if she's doing it naturally it's probably fine.

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Rusty Forest Saturday, 27 Feb 2021 at 4:27pm

Yeah I do that. Surf Goofy, skate natural. Best thing is with a bit of practice and patients over the years I now go both ways skate and surf!! win win. I agree with kbomb leave it be.

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leniam Monday, 1 Mar 2021 at 3:17pm

Thanks Rusty. Good to know. I did kind of think the same thing, but being so dominantly right-handed I just found it hard to imagine being able to do it.

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icandig Monday, 1 Mar 2021 at 4:08pm

I surf natural and skate and snowboard goofy. I skated more when I was younger (lived inland) and often think I might have been a better surfer if I went goofy. I tried but it felt weird for some reason. I got a smoothstar a few years back and forced myself to skate it exclusively natural foot. I feel like it helps a bit. My advice is just let her go whichever way feels right to her.

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philosurphizing... Monday, 1 Mar 2021 at 4:22pm

I think the ultimate surfing skill would be being able to surf both goofy and natural.
If I could go back and start again I would alternate, first wave right foot forward second wave left foot forward, and so on.

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udo Monday, 1 Mar 2021 at 4:33pm