Originally Posted by kanny
Im asking the question on popping vs ollies for any flat ground spin tricks. When i learnt the 180 the instructor told us to just pop off the edge with both feet and thats what i do. However, i want to take it a step further and learn how to ollie into an 180. How do i go about doing this? Its to my understanding you ollie off a flat base. Can you ollie off an edge? Sorry this seems very confusing, can someone help me out?
No matter if you are popping of olling you can start of on a toe edge, heel edge, or a flat base. You can also land on any variation of edge/base as well. The trick to the one 180 is to simpilify your movements. You should be a able to accomplish a 180 just by scissoring your legs(kind of like doing a flutter kick in the pool), with a pre or follow-up rotation of you upper body to come into alignment with your new forward foot. I would praticie popping/olliing of and landing on different edges/base first and then start mixing rotations in afterwards.