it might be the angle you're holding the nunchuck--I know that Gold's Gym is very picky about the angle of the wiimotes--you have to keep them vertical to register right (especially for dodges).
more likely, you're not doing enough of a snap movement--you need to punch out AND back quickly to make it register. try flicking your wrist--that works too. not that I recommend just flicking your wrist because that's not that much of a workout, but that might help you figure out the movement/timing better.
as with the board, you do have to show the weight difference on each side of the board, so if you step in the middle or "wrong" side of the board, it won't register right for that foot.
(aka Mommy_T) Central US
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