Stances / foot position

In this guide, I'll explain basic skateboard terminology such as regular, goofie, fakie, nollie and switch.

Stances

There are two ways to stand on your board:

  • Regular stance: left foot in front, right foot on the tail of the board.

  • Goofy stance: right foot in front, left foot on the tail of the board.

Before you start skating, you should find out what your stance will be. Try them both and see what feels the most comfortable.

The way you stand on your board for most of the times is your stance.

Foot position

But ofcourse you can also do tricks with your feet in another position. This does not chance your stance, only your (temporary) foot position.

Check out the diagram below to see all the possible foot positions for both stands.

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love the way its set up

yungsk8t3r14
5 years ago

thx it help me a lot
thx it help me a lot

anton_skate
5 years ago

i still can't tell diference between switch and fakie... im regular... :(
i still can't tell diference between switch and fakie... im regular...

Puga
5 years ago

Haha i already knew that, but that guide is awesome.
Haha i already knew that, but that guide is awesome.

the_skater123
5 years ago

Thanks it helped alot.
Thanks it helped alot.

TREANNATOR789
5 years ago

This really helped me to realize what my feet position means! thx
This really helped me to realize what my feet position means! thx

MadCroc41
5 years ago

thanks! now i know what fakie and nollie is. its also great setup!javascript:emoticon('(Y)')
thanks! now i know what fakie and nollie is.



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msje
5 years ago

yeah thanks i just started skating
yeah thanks i just started skating

devo12
5 years ago

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devo12
5 years ago

nice tipss thnks :)
nice tipss thnks

skullbringer1
4 years ago

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