Q:WHAT DOES “GOOFY FOOT” AND “REGULAR FOOT” MEAN? IS ONE BETTER THAN THE OTHER?

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This is a pretty easy question to answer.

Goofy Foot means that when riding forward, the riders right foot is in the front.

Regular Foot means that when riding forward, the riders left foot is in the front.

Different skaters will find one way easier than the other. Each way is correct, and not one is better than the other. Despite what you may think or may have heard, it has nothing to due with which hand he/she writes with or any other comparable action. It’s just whatever feels easier.

For true beginners, a good way to find out which way they should ride is to stand on the skateboard in the grass or carpet so that it won’t roll. Put one foot on the tail and the other in about the middle of the board.

“GOOFY FOOT” AND “REGULAR FOOT”

Then by leaning back on the tail and bending your front knee, bring the tail of the board all the way to the ground.

REGULAR FOOT

Do this a few times.

Now try doing this again using the opposite feet. So instead of using your “left” foot to push the tail down, this time use your right.

You will find one way easier than the other. If it’s easier to push the tail down with your left foot, then you will most likely be “goofy”. With the right, “regular”. And remember….always push with your BACK FOOT when rolling forward.

It seems to us that there are more “goofy footers” in the world than “regular footers”. Which way do you ride?

Happy Skateboarding!

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