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Stance

The stance is the way or direction a skater stands on the board. Left foot in front is regular stance, while right foot first is goofy stance.

Also known as: Regular Stance / Goofy Stance / Switch Stance


 

Wich stance the riders has is a matter of preference and what feels natural.

Regular:

Regular stance is when the rider has his left foot in front, and the right foot on the tail of the board.

A list of skateboarders with Regular Stance

Goofy:

Goofy stance is when the rider has his right foot in front, and the left foot on the tail of the board

A list of skateboarders with Goofy Stance

Switch:

Switch stance is when the skater rides the board in the oposite stance of whats normal to them.

Names:

The terms regular and goofy comes from surfing, where surfers who have a right foot forward stance are known as goofy-footers, or simply goofy surfers. [1]


Sources

1] Studies in English, Page 30 Published 1970


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