Not intending this to come off as a personal attack but I am calling bullshit on this and I don't care what a SA video calls it. What you are describing and calling a "counter rotated 180" is in reality "pre-winding".
I have a bad feeling that we're working ourselves farther down the terminology rabbit hole here. I will fully concede that I'm not an expert so I can have a misconception about one or more terms. However, from a physics point of view, certain things make sense.
Now, here's my understanding of pre-winding, counter-rotation, etc. I'm regular, and I'm going to try to do frontsides, so I need to rotate CCW in all the following examples.
If I want to do a 180, I can either do it throug rotation or counter-rotation (my terms, and my understanding of the SA terms. We can negotiate a treaty later
). If I want to do it through rotation -- or if I want to do a 360 or higher, for which rotation is the only choice -- then I will pre-wind as I approach by turning my upper body CW, so I'm actually facing somewhat tailside. As I launch, I twist CCW, giving me net CCW angular momentum. I do the spin (hopefully) and land.
If I want to do a 180 through counter-rotation, I will prewind CCW, so I'm facing forward. When I launch, I launch flat, but I then turn my upper body CW, which causes my lower body to go CCW. This is a net-zero-angular-momentum maneuver, similar in principle to using gyros for attitude adjustment (no, I don't mean anger management
). It works, and is easier than the other kind when you're just starting out. This is the way the SA vids identify these maneuvres. They have the tactical advantage in that they're visually reinforcing the concepts at the same time.
Steeze, this kind of roundabout is fairly normal around here, especially during off season when we're all bored to shit. You should probably just avert your eyes and stop reading. It's the dirty underbelly of snowboarding.
Edit: Looks like we're crossing each other's posts, too.