I'm a little bit confused which foot should be forward and which is back.

For example from How to Determine If You Are Regular or Goofy Footed:

Skateboarders typically use their dominant foot as the back foot to make their skateboard easier to control.

But in this video: THE SKATEBOARDING STANCES EXPLAINED! , it says contrary.

So, dominant foot should be back or forward?

  • There’s no “should”, it’s whatever feels “right”. I was normal-footed skateboarding and goofy-footed snowboarding for awhile, but I ended up normal-footed eventually :shrug: Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 13:51
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It is called goofy stance if you use your right foot in front. I am a goofy skater myself. It's the same on a snowboard. I don't think it is that uncommon.

Just do what feels natural.

See this article for more detail.


  • okay, question: which foot is dominant for regular and which for goofy?
    – Alexan
    Commented Sep 6, 2021 at 15:35
  • I am not sure if this is general I am goofy and my right foot is dominant. Side note I also do weightlifting and expected my left foot to be dominant because of goofy but that was not the case. I cannot confirm whether this is the case for most people.
    – Just_Alex
    Commented Sep 7, 2021 at 7:21
  • Dominant right foot forward. Not the statement says "Skateboarders TYPICALLY use their dominant foot as the back foot to make their skateboard easier to control.". I am not sure how many people skate this way.
    – Just_Alex
    Commented Sep 7, 2021 at 7:25

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