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I''m severely left dominant; left handed, left eye, goofy snowboarder, and left foot forward on the mtb. My impression is that i'm backwards on the bike. What do you do, and would there be any benefit to me learning to ride 'switch' which seems like it might be easy if i am riding backwards?
 

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mostly right right, but I am comfortable doing a right left as well. May I add I am goofy footed as well.
 

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Mixed. Right foot usually forward but sometimes I make myself go left foot forward.

I believe there's some evidence that teaching yourself to do things "wrong handed", which ever that is for you, exercises your brain in a way that might even be beneficial when you do it "right handed".
 

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Mixed. Right foot usually forward but sometimes I make myself go left foot forward.

I believe there's some evidence that teaching yourself to do things "wrong handed", which ever that is for you, exercises your brain in a way that might even be beneficial when you do it "right handed".
I too have heard this and try and switch when i remember and when it's safe.

I'm right handed but left-left for some odd reason...maybe it's cause i can balance myself better on my right foot so i kick and attack with left foot forward.:confused:
 

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Left foot forward on on left turn right foot on on right turns. Being right handed,it's a bit odd when you think about it that I'm(we) more comfortable turning left.If you have never skated or surfed it should not be a problem.In the heat of the moment on the trail I don't think, and right and left are the same thing.
 

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I ride either foot forward, but if it gets serious then the right is forward....

Our hills it is really tough to get down them without changing feet a couple of times.
 

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Same As the OP On all accounts.....
 

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Right handed.

Right footed with some things...I kick with my right foot better.

But I do some things just as well with right or left, like jumping off of one foot. I don't skate hardly at all, but I guess I'm less goofy than normal. Pretty terrible both directions though, so it hardly counts.

But I am way more comfortable leading with my left foot riding. tech, trackstanding, jumping, I instinctively lead with my lef foot. I've trained myself to be reasonably confident right forward, because I figure it's good to be versatile.

No idea why I'm this way, but it is what it is.
 

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I alternate depending on the direction of the turn - left foot forward on a left turn and vice versa. If it's a straight it's probably 50/50 whether I have my left or right foot forward. I'm right handed but I do a lot of things with my left (somewhat ambidextrous).
 

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Left, only because the two decades of track standing saw my left foot in the forward position… my theory is that if I lived in the UK (or some other country where you drive/ride on the “wrong” side of the road) the my right foot would do the trick.
 

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hmmm...tough

I'm right-handed, but I'm close to 50/50 on leading one foot over the other. as for kicking, I get more power out of the right, but I'm more accurate with the left.
 

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Mixed. Depends on the situation, really. I will say that I am left-handed, but a right-handed shot playing hockey, rh golf swing, and play bass as a righty would. As far as fishing, my spinning gear is all LH retrieve, while my baitcasters are all RH retrieve.
 
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