Which is your ‘best’ foot?
i try ride with which ever foot happens to be forward after the pedal stroke before any bits on the trail. if it’s a sketchy section i automatically put my RFF, same for jumps. i can hop the bike LFF but feels better/more controlled RFF.
i do find after a long descent (i.e. no pedalling) i need to alternate the position as the muscles become tired being in the same position all the time….
chocolate foot? sounds like somethin you’d find on youporn…. not sure if i want to know….Posted 9 years agorobdobMember
I remember when I used to BMX and my mate could jump huge sets of stairs (25 steps and 20 feet?) on a 45lb bike with 150psi in the tyres. . He (like everyone) used the strongest cranks, Profile Racing 3 piece, but used to bend them regularly. To bend them back he used to do the same steps with his feet the other way.
Try it one day, it’s just SO wrong. 🙂Posted 9 years agomboySubscriber
I’m right handed, kick a ball with my right foot, ride a snowboard regular, but conversely ride a mountain bike with my right foot forward (seemingly the opposite to my stance on a snowboard). For some reason, I don’t know why, but I just cannot ride at all with my left foot forward! It feels so alien.Posted 9 years agostumpy01Member
I’m left handed, but use my right hand for things like using scissors and I swing a golf club right handed.
I am the usual way round when snowboarding, whatever that is called and I ride with LFF.
I find that it is the same for turning. I am much more balanced on switchbacks etc. if I am turning left than right. I need to practice my right handed slow speed turns, really.Posted 9 years agoglenpMember
It is usually the case that if you ride left foot forward, then turning left feels more natural than turning right. Other way round if you’re rff obviously. For this reason one of our exercises for cornering is to do S turning repeatedly down a wide fire road. When you do dozens of turns one after the other it becomes automatic – the objective being to end up with both right and left turns feeling as natural as each other.
One consequence of the whole chocolate foot thing is that your trailing foot gets all the mud and water, so you can see how folk ride by looking at their shoes.Posted 9 years agoGibbonMember
I’m goofy footed for surf/snowboard but ride predominantly LLF on the mtb.But I ride bmx a lot and when I air quarters or spin (360’s) I have to go RFF.I constantly have to do half pedal strokes when I ride depending on what trick I’m doing.In bmx going against your lead foot is called cackfoot!i.e spinning anti clockwise LFF or doing tables to the right LLF.Posted 9 years agoOllyMember
Right handed, right kicker, step off on the right, but left foot chocolate.
posisbly to do with wheelying.
wheely and pedal hops are done from the crank at about 1 o clock.
so if you ride strong foot forward you either have to, pull the crank back 2hours and then find a pick up to push on, or complete a full crank rotation (too slow for techy trialsy riding)
dont like stabbing at pickups, landing on them, prefer to find it and push it in a controlled manner
left foot choclate allows me to put in just over a quarter of a turn to find the pickup and then push it from 1 o clock to bring the front wheel up or jump.Posted 9 years ago
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