Riding direction



  • Recognizing that the OW will go whichever direction you lean. Does it matter to ride it one way/direction consistently? Meaning should the blue foot pad always try to be in the forward position or does it matter?



  • I prefer the Sensor on my leading foot, or as I tell people trying my OW "the foot you kick with"



  • @Mynticelx The most common recommendation is for your front foot to be on the sensor. I think it makes mounting and dismounting easier, keeping your foot on the sensor while riding easier, and avoiding bad situations when you have to bail.



  • I agree with the @thegreck as well



  • @Dude ehhhh if you are riding a skateboard the foot you kick with should be your back foot



  • @Dude You would be kicking mongo if you were kicking with your front foot...which is a pretty bad habit in the skateboarding community.



  • A few month training and you'll ride both side, I mean I ride regular with my left foot on sensor so when I ride switch logically I ride with the sensor back..of course I feel better riding regular side but I think that both side are similar(Am I clear, with my crappy language?)..it's just a matter of time ;)
    P.S: new vid' coming soon :)



  • @Dude wouldn't the foot you kick with be your back foot? We don't want to give off the wrong impression that pushing mongo is accepted in the OW community!



  • I ment like kicking a rock or ball. Something in front of you. Not like riding a skateboard.



  • @Dude Hahaha! I thought the same thing when I read that! I was thinking, wait... the same foot you kick with? Isn't that the back foot? And I started thinking I was pushing with the wrong foot when I used to skateboard.



  • @Dude Im still not following. I ride regular which means my dominant foot is in back. This is also the same foot I would kick a rock or ball with. Might be time to admit defeat on this one! :)



  • @Aswellie said:

    @Dude Im still not following. I ride regular which means my dominant foot is in back. This is also the same foot I would kick a rock or ball with. Might be time to admit defeat on this one! :)

    That's cuz your goofy foot.. Lol



  • @parrothd No, Im not. I ride left foot forward and I am a righty. I ride regular.



  • @Aswellie then your regualer rider riding switch, if your left foot is trailing..



  • @parrothd I never said my left foot was trailing. my dominant foot is my right...which is in back as stated in all my previous comments. I feel like im taking crazy pills right now. :)



  • @parrothd @Aswellie
    This conversation is going on a lot longer than i thought it would. I never skate boarded and I always under stood it as (on the OW) as how I stated it and I tried once the other way and I fell on my ass. So I ride right foot forward on the sensor. I always ride sensor foot forward. I find I have more control of my Right foot to stay on the sensor over rough terrain. What works for me may be different for someone else. Everyone should try it out different ways to see what works best for them.



  • @Dude This whole conversation has been very confusing/entertaining for me. But, I think we solved the riddle! @Dude rides goofy! So, in that scenario I understand why you would recommend for someone to ride with their dominant foot forward.



  • @Aswellie said:

    @Dude This whole conversation has been very confusing/entertaining for me. But, I think we solved the riddle! @Dude rides goofy! So, in that scenario I understand why you would recommend for someone to ride with their dominant foot forward.

    Entertaining indeed. My lack of Skateboarding knowledge definitely plays a part... LOL

    I Just have fun that is it.



  • @Dude lol..



  • I really just wondered if people rode with the blue sensor at the front or back.. But thanks for the info!



  • not that hard ;)

    regular: left foot forward
    switch (or goofy, depending on what term you use): right foot forward

    now, afaik, most riders prefer to use with the sensor in the front. but take me as an example. i'm riding regular but sensor in the back (so right foot on sensor) when in the skatepark (elevated mode). cause i tend to push with the right foot more than with the left. this, however, depends on your individual preference. when riding off-road, i sometimes switch to riding regular but sensor in the front (extreme mode), because usually, in steep terrain, my front foot seems to stay firmly planted, whilst my back foot tends to do all kinds of weird movements. if that does make any sense at all :-D


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