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It was my first time boarding and I was teaching myself.. everytime i put my board forward to slow down i usually spun to the other foot in front. I was able to go down the hill no problem like this, but I'm wondering if that's ok to do, or if you should just stick to one stance!?

No, this form of Snowboarding is sometimes termed "falling leaf" because you're basically using only your heel to slow down and no toe. It's a start for first-timers and it looks a bit funny to the more experienced riders, but eventually you need to learn how to brake with heel pressure and toe pressure (called heel-toe), which will allow you to carve. If you're normal stance, you should try this sticking to the normal stance for the next couple times. Later, when you get better, you can learn to ride switch, which means riding either normal or goofy (heel-toe in both positions).

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Q: Is it normal to snowboard goofy and normal switching back and forth down a hill?
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