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popping vs ollies for ground spin tricks

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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?
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I don't know. Can you ollie off an edge? Try it and see what happens. These are flat ground tricks so it's no big deal if you fall. Just mess around. You're bound to learn something you didn't know before.


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Hi,

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.
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i pop for pretty much everything.

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i thought popping and ollieing was the same thing. possibly another piece of skateboard terminology skewed by snowboarders.

In skateboarding, "pop" refers to the amount of spring there is in a certain deck, and an "ollie" is the basic maneuver using pop. I didnt know it was any different in snowboarding.
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In snowboarding you can "load" the camber and blast an ollie, but you can also just "jump" and pop the board up. So yes, in snowboarding, there is a difference between a "pop" and an "ollie".

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Popping is like an even jumping off your board. An ollie you leave from your tail.

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In snowboarding you can "load" the camber and blast an ollie, but you can also just "jump" and pop the board up. So yes, in snowboarding, there is a difference between a "pop" and an "ollie".
I guess so.

I guess im just not used to taking skate terminology and skewing it for a different sport. Long skate background has my mind trained in that direction, which isnt all bad cause its helped me more than hindered me in my riding.
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When you "pop" with both feet you are basically just jumping and using only the strength in your legs. An ollie uses the tail of the board to spring you into the air. The amount of spring/snap a board has when you ollie is also referred to as the amount of "pop" a board has.
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When you "pop" with both feet you are basically just jumping and using only the strength in your legs. An ollie uses the tail of the board to spring you into the air. The amount of spring/snap a board has when you ollie is also referred to as the amount of "pop" a board has.
This is how ive always known it. Jumping is jumping and Popping is using the reflex of your board to propel you
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