How To Do a Frontside 180 Ollie
Watch more Beginner Skateboarding videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/533-Beginner-Skateboarding Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Learn how to do a Frontside 180 Ollie with this how to skateboard video from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Warning Always wear protective clothing, including a helmet, wrist guards, elbow pads, kneepads, and appropriate footwear. Skateboarding is not recommended for children under the age of 6, and children between the ages of 6 and 10 should only be allowed to ride with adult supervision. Step 1: Push forward The easiest way to perform this trick is by using a rolling start. Begin by pushing the board forward at a comfortable speed -- but the faster you go, the higher the board will lift off of the ground. Step 2: Position front foot As you roll, place your front foot about halfway up the board, at a slight forward angle. Your toes should be near the outside edge of the skateboard. Step 3: Position back foot Put the ball of your back foot on the center of the tail. Step 4: Lift back heel With both of your feet on the skateboard, lift the heel of your back foot so your weight is on the ball of your foot and your toes. Step 5: Squat In preparation to spring upward, squat down in a crouched position. Tip The lower you bend down, the higher your board will fly into the air. Step 6: Twist your torso As you bend your knees, twist the top half of your body by turning your torso around toward the tail of the board in the opposite direction you are heading. Step 7: Straighten legs and unwind Straighten out your legs to start your jump, and quickly unwind your body by spinning your torso back toward the front of your board. Try not to lower your head. Step 8: Stomp back foot Stomp your back foot down so you smack the tail of your board to the ground, lifting the front of the board into the air. Step 9: Jump Jump off of your back foot into the air, and slide your front foot up toward the nose of the board. Step 10: Tuck While jumping up, tuck your knees into your chest, which will pull the back of the skateboard with you into the air. Be sure to pick up your back foot as well, because that levels out the board horizontally. Step 11: Complete turn At this point you should be halfway around. To complete the 180-degree turn in the air, pull the board with your back foot, using your toes to swing it the rest of the way around. Step 12: Land When you've turned all the way around and the board is heading back down to the ground, extend your legs and land. Bend your knees as you touch down, making sure both feet are squarely on the board. Tip Be sure to check your board regularly for any faults, cracked or broken wheels, or chipped parts. Tricks like these put a lot of wear on a skateboard. Step 13: Practice looking over your shoulder You will now be rolling backward, so practice looking over your shoulder before trying this trick! Did You Know? The world's longest skateboard measures 30 feet 1 inch long, 9.8 inches wide, and two inches thick, and was completed in Newton, Massachusetts, in 2005.