I’m starting with my first jumps and I have a doubt.
I’m right handed, I hop always with the right food forward and grapping my seat with the right hand (except when riding down stairs where I use the left hand), and for side-jump I’m more confortable jumping to the left.
I guess this is something like skate, surf or snow. I see most people put the left foot forward and grap the seat with the right hand; others do the exact opposite. What bother me is that I use right foot and hand, maybe this’ll cause me trouble in advanced moves, for example grinding.
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I have the exact opposite stance to you (left foot forward, left hand on the seat and jumping to the right), I can grind ledges and stuff fine, haven’t done rails because im scaredy
I think simon berry has the same stance as you, as well as some other good riders
It won’t cause you much trouble, pedalgrabs are a little harder to learn though! just practise
that’s me, right foot back EDIT WRONG VIDEO
It’s a little harder at first, and i had the same problem when i first started, i even made a thread exactly like this!
Joe hodges rides backfoot, like us
Max Shulze rides frontfoot
both riders are absolutely beastly at trials, it’s just a preference thing, although backfoot is seen as slightly harder.
Christian Huriwai and Kelly Hickman (both really crazy street riders) have no problem griding with their backfoot.
I have the same stance as you pretty much:
-Right Hand on the handle
-Right Foot Forward
-Jump to the left (or right)
I have no problem griding ledges or boxes on my backfoot (jumping to the left), I think it even grinds better then when I do it with my frontfoot (right foot-jump to the right). That being said, I prefer griding rails with my frontfoot, so, jumping to the right.
The bigger issue here is not going to be foot vs. hand vs. hop direction. Its going to be foot vs. hand vs. spin direction.
In the long run if you plan to learn lots of spin and flip tricks, it will help to uni spin in the direction of your front hand. That being said, it also makes the most sense to spin the direction of your front foot (this makes catching unispins easier in the beginning, but is not a do or die situation).
Basically if you are right foot forward and hold the handle with your right hand, you are in good shape so far. When it comes time to learn uni spins, it will be in your best interest to learn them spinning to the right. This will solve any issues with learning “out tricks” which for some riders (like me) have to be learned blind.
As for grinds, I have never seen anyone having any issues grinding front or back foot, blind or not, and with either hand.
I wouldn’t over think it at this stage, you seem to have normal stance, and in the long run you will end up learning both hopping directions.