Why would anyone want to skog? Well first and foremost, it is a unique way to get exercise. Pushing with both legs is not something everyone attempts the first time and gets it. It’s just as much a challenge to pull off flat-land maneuvers as riding vert in some instances. Being able to do both, gives me an edge on those who don’t get it. It’s not for everybody, but the basic movement of switching pushing legs could be. When one masters the skog, pushing with either leg is very intuitive. As with all difficult balance sports to a beginner, practice makes perfect. I hope you can read though my material and get the gist of what the skog is all about and decide that yea, you might at least want to conquer pushing with both legs at the very minimal.
Skogging is more of the “down the fall line” approach where the front foot is pointing straight forward, not angled surf style while pushing. Switching front lead foot would continue with this same foot position facing forward, not sideways while pushing. This is what distinguishes a skogging push from typical skateboarding push. This method promotes a leaning forward attack to pushing with both legs.
Below are the positions necessary to continue with fluid movement from side to side for each push. It’s good to just stay stationary and feel these in place while building muscle tone for showtime moves.