Video:How to 180 Olliewith Andy Bearer
Impress your friends by learning how to do a 180 ollie on a skateboard. Here, see step-by-step instructions for doing a 180 ollie.See Transcript
Transcript:How to 180 Ollie
Hey! This is Andy Bearer, I ride for and I am co-creator of RIPE Skateboarding, and today we are going to talk about the 180 ollie. But before you go out and try this one, make sure you have got the proper protective gear with you, such as helmet, kneepads, and elbow pads, or wrist guards.
First Step for Doing a 180 Ollie
All right, so when we talk about the front side 180, we are going to start off with the foot positioning, and basically almost exactly the same as an ollie, as far as foot positioning goes. Personally, I like to put my front foot about midway through the board, give you a little space to push forward and level it out, and on this one we are going to be rotating 180 degrees as well.
Second Step for Doing a 180 Ollie
You are going to want to slightly pre-rotate your shoulders, I am regular, so for me I would be going to do the 180 this direction. So for me I am going to slightly pre-rotate the shoulders a little bit the opposite way, so that once you are ready and you have started propelling yourself into the air, you use your upper body and mainly your shoulders to really bring that 180 all the way around, because ideally we want the full rotation on the 180, so that when you land, you go riding away with as much momentum as you started off going into the trick.
Third Step for Doing a 180 Ollie
Once you have popped into the air and you have started out with your shoulders pre-wound, you have popped into the air, you are going to want to use that -- really you want to use that front foot as well to bring your board around. The shoulders are important for bringing your body around that 180 and then you are going to use that front foot to kind of, as you level out against the board, really guide it around the full 180 and put it down and ride away as smooth as possible. And that's how you 180.