Our fun art form has come a long way in terms of progression, to put it mildly. Never content to just move forward, we often strive to perfect the art of moving backwards. Though it will feel awkward at first, the benefits of switching your stance can be very rewarding; no longer are there spots that can only be approached frontside and your poor, overused pushing leg gets a much-needed rest. If you make the effort to practice ambidextrous skating the way Paul Rodriguez has, soon enough no one will be able to tell what your true stance is. When they ask, "Was that switch?", you can just reply, "It's whatever you want it to be."