Goofy snowboard stance: what is the snowboarding technique used at Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics - and schedule

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Women's and men's snowboard cross events, snowboard halfpipe, snowboard big air and mixed team snowboard cross events are still to come in China

The Beijing Winter Olympics is well underway after the opening ceremony took place on Friday.

A majority of the tournament’s events have already begun, with snowboarding kicking off on Saturday (February 5).

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We have already seen both the Women’s and Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle Final, as well as the Women’s & Men’s Parallel Giant Slamon Big Finals.

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Snowboarding is one of the most entertaining events in the Winter Olympics and, to most, looks particularly difficult.

Unless you spend your family holidays in the French Alps, you may not know how to snowboard or the rules of the Olympic event.

What is the goofy stance?

In snowboarding there are two stances - goofy and regular.

While the regular stance puts your left foot in front and your right foot in back; goofy is the opposite way around.

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Generally, your more dominant foot will be in the back to power the board and control steering while the front foot provides balance.

Like handedness, a lot more people are right-footed - resulting in more people riding regular than goofy.

Winter Olympics 2022 schedule

The prelimary events began last Wednesday (February 2) before the tournament officially began following Friday’s opening ceremony.

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The only event that is yet to kick off is the Bobsleigh, which will begin on February 10.

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The Winter Olympics will come to a conclusion on February 20 with Bobsleigh, Cross-Country Skiing, Curling and Ice Hockey - followed by the closing ceremony.

Here is the full schedule of this year’s tournament.

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