lol k thanks. I thought it would be possible to pop straight off the heels as one could do with their toes. No point in trying to learn an impossible technique.
Just try jumping off both your heel's in the living room, its gonna be awkward. That awkwardness kill's your ability to rotate properly.
Its really easy to pop evenly off both of your toes, and you can do so with your heels but only very lightly so that it doesn't throw you off. Just try jumping half a foot off the ground off both your heels in the living room, its going to be very very awkward and I doubt that you can really do it. You loose a lot of true pop by not using your ankles. Its pretty easy to pop well over 6" off the ground from your toes because you have that natural power loaded into your ankles.
Alright, back to snowboard sense.
When popping off your heels on a snowboard, you have to do so very lightly so that it doesn't feel so awkward that it disturbs your rotation, let alone your balance in general. its very hard to do frontside spins on flat ground without using a proper ollie. Best way to feel this out is to just simply torque up for your rotation and as you ollie, try to scoop your backfoot in front of you. Takes a bit of practice to feel out properly. Super fun off of rollers once you find the sweet spot in your pop.
Another way of thinking about it is like doing a frontside shove it on a skate board. If you think of it like doing a frontside bigspin on a skateboard then you'll understand the form perfectly. Its that kind of motion in your legs that will allow you to get perfect frontside spins in the flats. Just torque up harder and look sooner to get that front 3.
When popping off my heels on jumps, i usually pop off both for low rotations like 1's and 3's on larger jumps. When i get into 5's and 7's I'll do that scoop technique because it feels better and cleaner, that way I feel more confident on getting those larger and faster rotations around. But the consequences is that you can easily end up corked (which is cool, but can make you end up not landing on your board) because your shifting your weight over your tail to get that ollie.