Although it is common for a rider who practices more than one board sport to favor the same foot in the different sports, it is not unheard of to encounter a rider who might ride goofy in one sport and regular in another.
In skateboarding, if the foot in the middle of the board moves to the nose and the foot on the tail moves to the middle in the preferred stance, it is called "nollie stance". This is usually done to perform tricks while nolling, not to ride. While doing this in switch it is called "fakie stance". This is relatively easier because it is as if you're riding normally but backwards.
In skateboarding, when a rider pushes and the foot that isn't pushing is on the back of the board it is called "pushing mongo". This is an uncommon way to ride.
To minimize on the dissonance between switch and regular stance, a snowboarder may adopt a "duck stance", which orients each foot outward, so a front foot will always be facing forward.
"Switch stance" in freestyle skiing is riding backward (facing top of hill).
In BMX, regular is when the front foot is in the left, and back foot in the right. Goofy is when the front foot is in the right, and back foot is in the left. If one is goofy he may have to switch his chain and sprocket from the right side to the left side to prevent damage from occurring while grinding. Regular stance riders generally spin to the right and grind on the left, and goofy stanced generally grind on the right and spin to the left. However some people spin opposite or grind opposite of their stance. This does not effect one's riding though, just his direction. Aaron Ross, for example, is goofy stanced but grinds on the left, and Allistar Whitton is vice versa.
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