Basically, 180 Ollie or Front side Ollie is a variation of the Traditional Ollie. It is an Ollie/Air in which take off/jump normally and turn yourself while in the air and Land in switch stance or Fakie by turning 180°.
Once you start learning Tricks, you will want to learn each and every trick. And will also want to know about that tricks, Like what it is called and how to do it right/perfect.
Required Skills For Learning 180
You need to learn some basics and Some of the basics skills before you try to Pop this ollie trick. Here is What y0u need:
- Skateboard/Longboard (Required)
- Helmet (Required)
- Knee pads (Optional)
- Hips guard/pad (Optional).
Let’s move on to the steps to Learn 180 or front side ollie.
Position your Foot
Yes! Front side ollie can be done while moving as well as in a stationary position. So it’s up to you whether you want to roll or Stand.
But I recommend you to roll at a comfortable speed, as it helps in smooth landing and also helpful in your training.
Put your foot like you did when doing Ollie.
- Front foot on the tip of the Tail of skateboard
- Backfoot on the middle of the deck
Your Shoulders plays a major role when you try 180 Ollie. Slightly twist your shoulder to get the momentum in which direction you want to turn. and get ready to get landed fakie.
Now, pop an Ollie. and get ready for the turn.
Turn your board
While you are in the air turn your board’s nose with your front foot and use your back foot as a support. Don’t turn too hard to gain 180 angles at once.
Try to turn 90° in the air and other 90° While landing.
Don’t turn your body in the air, Turn your foot first and then your body followed by it.
Now, after completing the turn, Land on your board and roll on in fakie/switch stance. Make sure you bend your knees while landing. Bent knees absorb shocks of the jump.
Also, learn to master riding in switch/fakie by practicing. If you already know the Ollie trick, It would not be very difficult for you to learn 180 front side ollie.
Keep practicing this trick and you will master it. Especially you have to learn the turning step, as it would always help you in other tricks.
It is recommended to try it while moving on your skateboard because you will be always trying tricks while rolling, not in a stationary position.
First Learn Ollie before you try it. Wear essential gears when learning a new trick
Always wear essential gears when learning a new trick because in a new trick there are higher chances of falling.
While turning position your shoulder to take advantage of momentum. Don’t turn yourself in the air, first turn your board and boots.
Practice Landing as much as you can, This is something that even some master lacks sometimes.