Hi this is Chris j rosser with bcsurf.com
today we are going to talk fish. Wait a minute this is the wrong video. Today were here to
help you find your stance, now it’s one the most basic things of all board sports
whether your surfing skating, or snowboarding. It is just figuring out which foot goes forward
and that usually the starting point so today we are to talk about footedness, and that’s
actually a real word. And that’s just to help you find which foot goes forward. Now
while there are a lot of methods for figure out your footedness, from imagining you’re
sliding across a frozen pond, or standing somewhere and have your friend gently nudge
you, and seeing what foot lands forward. The method we believe to work the best. Is just
too kind of imagining if I was to jump on a board right now, which foot would go forward.
Whatever comes to your mind go with that. And that’s a pretty easy method. If you
left foot forward it’s called regular, if your right foot forward it’s called goofy.
Interesting little fact here is that way back when people thought you were regular if you
were left foot forward because they thought that’s how most people would be. However
it’s more of a 50 50 split, so if you’re goofy you’re not really that odd. Also note
that it’s not tied to which hand is dominate, for example I’m right handed but if ride
left foot forward, so there’s not really a tie to that. So whichever comes to your
mind first just go with hat foot. Now once you’ve figured out which foot goes on first,
you’re going to want to get out there and start to shred. Here are just some general
tips to help you out with it. The first is that your feet will probably be just shoulder
with apart; this allows you to get good balance. Now that you shouldn’t be squatted to far
down like a caveman, and also shouldn’t be locking your needs straight up like Abraham
Lincoln. You want to be somewhere in between with your kneed just a little bit bent. Now
as far as foot position goes, you’re probably going to have your rear foot on the back near
the tail perpendicular to the board. The front foot should be slightly forward. Now that’s
also going to be true with surfboards, on the tail of the board your going to have your
foot on the tail pad, on the arch, perpendicular to the board. Now on the front you’re going
to have your front foot just angled slightly forward. Now on snowboard it’s going to
be slightly different, if you’re a backcountry guy, you’re probably going to have your
feet a perpendicular to the board for both. If you’re riding park, you’re going to
have your feet at the same angle to fascilititate going switch and regular during tricks. Now
once you’re up and riding you’re just going to have to figure out how to disperse
your wait through your two feet. For skating and long boarding and surfing and you want
your weight to be equally distributed between your front foot and back foot. If you’re
going through a turn, you generally want to move some of that weight to your back foot
to facilitate that pivot and to make sure you is not falling off. For snowboarding a
little bit different, generally you’re going to want to translate that weight toy our front
foot while turning. While the back foot controls your edge. That’s pretty much it for how
to find your stance, so once you’ve got it, get out there and start practicing. If
you want to check out some other videos, check them out over here for different product reviews
and also for different ho to videos, be sure to check out our website at bcsurf.com for
all the best in skate, surf, and snow. And otherwise get out there, go fort and shred.

How To Find Your Stance on a Surfboard, Skateboard, & Snowboard – BCSurf.com
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6 thoughts on “How To Find Your Stance on a Surfboard, Skateboard, & Snowboard – BCSurf.com

  • September 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm


  • September 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Only ^

  • November 4, 2013 at 9:32 am

    I longboard regular but surf goofy???

  • November 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I actually know someone who does this. It's not too common, but if it works for you then go for it.

  • November 6, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    Thanks… Would u recomend penny or nicle???

  • November 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    I like the Nickel, but I'm 6'2 and a size 12 foot. It turns plenty well enough to be a little ripper too. Just depends on your preference, I'd say take a little ride on each and see what works better.


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