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How to Do a Backside 180 Ollie on a Skateboard

This is a step by step tutorial on how to do a backside 180 ollie on a skateboard.

The backside 180 ollie or backside 180 is where you do an ollie but also at the same time turn you and your board 180 degrees backside, land, and roll away fakie. This trick can be quite aggravating to learn how to do, but I will give you some of the secrets to learning this trick and hopefully it will help you to master the backside 180 ollie. You will need to practice this trick rolling and not stationary. When starting out though don’t try to practice them moving fast, just move very slowly and once you master it then you can start doing them rolling faster.

Step 1: Place your back foot in the front corner pocket of your board with your toes slightly hanging off the edge. When first starting to learn backside 180’s you may want to put your toes more off the edge, and as you get better then you can start to put your foot more like a regular ollie.

Step 2: Place your front foot slightly above the middle of the board with most of the heel side of your foot hanging off the edge. The better you get the more foot you can put of the board, but as of right now don’t put very much foot on the board. Not much more than just your toes need to be on the board when first starting out.

Step 3: Pop and scoop with your back foot while at the same time thrusting yourself around 180 degrees backside and using your front foot to assist in the 180 rotation by sliding it up and out causing the board to be gripped and forced around with you.

Step 4: Learn how much force it takes to complete the 180 rotation and once you’ve figured this out you can then start landing them with enough rotation so that you can roll away fakie.

Step 5: Keep trying until you get it, this can be a very aggravating trick but just keep trying until you’ve got it! Read the solutions to some of the problems that you might encounter when learning this trick below.

Trouble Spot 1: The first problem that you might encounter is spinning your board 180 degrees but not yourself causing you to land with your front foot on the ground and only your back foot on your board. The best way to solve this problem is to force yourself around harder and not to force your board around quite as hard and get the momentum to equal out so that you can land on your board.

Trouble Spot 2: The next problem that you might have is not getting the full 180 rotation and only landing half way. When this happens it probably means that either you are not applying enough force, you are putting too much foot on the board, or you may be doing both of those. The best way to solve these two problems is obvious, apply more force and put a little less foot on the board and shove your front foot out harder.

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Comments (4)

Good job, liked and shared

voted up as well, i would love to try this

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Thanks! :D

I don't think my 42 year old body would stand a chance doing this but this is a fun article. I am following you now.

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