Hi there, I’m wondering just how many people out there, who hop with their left hand, actually use it as their dominant hand in normal everyday things like writing?
Why am I asking? Well, I’d be interested to know because I will be swapping my hand from right to left, for unicycling, and I will also hop to my opposite side now. Effectively, I’m going from RH sidehopping left, to LH sidehopping right. I’m making this big change because I need to rest my right hand in a cast (hurt it 6 months ago), and I need to learn how to hop to my opposite side perfectly which can benefit my biketrials greatly too.
So I’m really just wondering how many of you out there hop with your bad hand, yet write with your normal hand? One example I know is Joe Hodges… But if there’s LOADS of you out there, it’ll be very encouraging for me as I want to know for sure that it is possible to get as good with my bad hand…
So, how about guys like Shaun J and Lucas Wintercrane? Both left handed hoppers, but right handed for normal stuff?
This could be interesting, to see if it’s physically possible to get perfect “feel” with your opposite hand and opposite sidehopping side. Anyone think I can pull it off? It’s a huge step for me, as it’s from square one again…
Sure, go for it. I can hop in reverse pretty well. Not as good as my normal hopping position, but I don’t practice left-hand hopping nearly as much. It takes a bit of getting used to, but I guess if you practice it you’ll be just us good or better with your left hand.
I find that I use my dominant hand for balance. I can hop with more accuracy and balance when I hold with my left hand and try to do my balancing with my right one.
However, I do write, draw and paint with my right and rotate the same direction as a righthanded person, but I shoot left handed in golf, hockey and bat left handed but catch with my left and throw with my right.
Maybe I am not the best example. I also skate and snowbaord regular foot.
I hold the seat with my right hand while hopping, and have my right foot forward. Using my left hand for balance makes it seem easier to hop to the left for me, although I can hop to the right successfully if not as gracefully. I hadn’t thought of changing my hand, though it makes sense (I do get a sore right arm from holding on); I’ve practiced with a switchfoot stance quite a bit, though.
Normally, I use my right hand for gross motor skills and left for fine motor skills (eat and write left-handed, but throw everything except frisbees right-handed. I skateboard, snowboard, and waterski with my left foot forward, but kick right-footed.
This thread reminds me of the swordfight between Westley and Inigo in The Princess Bride, when they both fight left-handed because they’re so accomplished that they normally whup whomever they’re fighting so quickly that it gives them no satisfaction. It’s a good thing to work on your weak side now and then.
Im right handed.
I jump right foot forward.
I jump right handed seat in to the left.
I jump left handed seat out to the right.
Both feel natural and i can jump seat under with my left hand just im not as good but for basic stuff its easy.