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Different Stances on a Longboard.

Goofy Stance: Stance is determined by which foot is stationed towards the front of the board when riding. Goofy is defined by keeping the Right foot forward.

Mongo Pushing: Pushing style is determined by which foot is used to propel yourself forward. Mongo pushing is defined by using your front foot to push. Mongo in general is a slower form of pushing because it causes you to have to shift your weight from side to side when getting back on the board.

Regular Stance: Stance is determined by which foot is stationed towards the front of the board when riding. Regular is defined by keeping the Left foot forward.

Regular Pushing: Pushing style is determined by which foot is used to propel yourself forward. Regular pushing is defined by using your back foot to push.

Speed Tuck: The speed tuck also known as the tuck is the most common and most stable stance for downhill longboarders. The tuck consists of your front foot cocked sideways while your back foot is parallel with the board. Your back knee is tucked into the back of your front knee and your chest is low hugging your front knee. This position usually brings your back foot up on its toes. The lower your chest is to your knee the more stable the tuck and the faster you can go.

Speed Wabbles/Death Wobbles: Wobbles in any form are all bad news. Speed Wobbles happen when you push your board to go faster than you are used to. When going too fast for your board to handle it starts to shake vigorously until you are bucked off of your board and sent soaring. There are a few ways to prevent speed wobbles. One is get a longer board. Length increases stability which reduces the risk of speed wobbles; likewise getting a board with a drop that sits lower to the ground helps prevent speed warbles because the short distance from the ground increases stability. Another solution would be to switch from a cruising truck to a downhill or freeriding truck. If you are still experiencing wobbles a harder bushing might be the way to go. And finally if it is not your set up that’s messing you up it might be your stance. Try to tuck a little more and plant yourself to the board more. A good solution when encountering speed wobbles is to carve until they have subsided.

Switch: Riding your board in the opposite stance than what you are used to riding.