Do a Front Side and Back Side 180
Edited by Spencer Fitzgerald, nitid, Eng
Hi. Welcome to VisiHow. I'm Spencer Fitzgerald and today I going to be teaching you how to frontside 180 and how to backside 180.
To do a frontside 180 we need to sit up with the front foot like a normal ollie and the back foot is a bit one on the edge of the tail.
Compared to a normal ollie position we want to be back in the edge of the tail.
(Hands signify foot placement)
We want to bend down and get into the ollie position.
In the ollie position, we want to wind up our arms.
Turn the shoulders, and throw our arms when we pop the ollie.
Our legs and skateboard are going to follow.
We are going to 180 and land and switch.
A lot of times people have problems with frontside 180, is when they land and the skateboards shoots out from under them. This is because their body weight isn't positioned the way it should be. It is either too far backwards or too far forwards.
We want to be straight with the skateboard.
We want our shoulders and body to be straight with the bolts.
When we bend down we want to pop the ollie,
When we pop, throw the shoulders and arms so that we spin the front 180.
Backside 180s are a lot like frontside 180s except we are spinning in the opposite direction.
For the backside 180 we want to put our toes a lot more over on the tail so we can get the proper spin. We are going to wind the shoulders up in the opposite direction.
In the last example we were spinning to the right.
In this example we spin towards the left.
A lot of the time, people that try to learn backside 180s they don't get the proper spin and the board either shoots out in front of them or to the back of them.
That's because their body weight isn't positioned properly. We want to be straight over the skateboard. We don't want to be leaning forward or backward. Just want to be straight up and down.
We want the front foot like an ollie,
The back foot toes are a lot more on the tail, compared to doing the frontside 180.
Then we will spin the shoulders to the left.
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Video: Do a Front Side and Back Side 180
Recent edits by: nitid, Spencer Fitzgerald