Halfpipe alley oop advice and landing blind?
So I stared riding the halfpipe this season. I am from Calgary, so we have an olympic size 22ft pipe here. I am also a regular footed rider. I can get air on both sides of the pipe (usually between 1 to 5 feet, above the top), I can do switch airs to fakies and I can front side 360s on the right side wall of the pipe (which is go up regular, do a 270 in the air and land switch; if I am correct).
Yesterday, I wanted to try to learn the ally opp. However I just could not convince my body to turn the right direction. I find when doing a regular 180, you have downward momentum to help you turn. Where as the ally opp your body naturally wants to go in the opposite dirrection.
I don't really want to try to learn the ally opp half way up the pipe, because you will then need to ollie. Which could potentially become a very dangerous habbit once I bring it to the top of the pipe.
I'm really stuck on what should I do. Any help would be nice.
....And does anyone have advice on landing spins which land blind in the pipe?