Front 180 LayoutSeptember 22, 2007 at 3:29 pm | Posted in Tricking | 3 Comments
So basically this is a front flip while doing a 180 degree rotation as if the title didn’t give that away. This being said I would say that a front tuck is a prerequisite. Other than that there really isn’t much to say but let’s get started.
So just like a front flip take maybe three steps forward, keep the arms high in the air, and block.
Now for the important part. Chamber your arms so that they will have their full force to rotate your body, just DO NOT START ROTATING YET though, just chamber the arms. Jump straight up using all your power in the legs.
So once you feel yourself rotating forward and you are upside down then wrap your arms, which were previously chambered, and rip your shoulders around. Turn your neck as well because wherever your head and shoulders go, then the rest of your body will follow. Keep the arms close to the body for faster rotation. When first learning I’d suggest keeping the legs in either the straight layout form or in a tucked position, after a few lands be creative and do whatever with those legs. Keep turning until you can spot your landing, the ground.
As soon as you spot the ground whip your legs as hard as possible to the floor. In order to slow down and stop your rotation from continuing when you hit the ground and possibly hurt yourself, spread your arms out parallel to the ground. Congrats.
1. 3 Step Jog
2. Block and Jump UP
3. Chamber the arms
4. Wrap your arms around when upside down
5. Use your shoulders, neck, and arms to rotate quickly
6. Spot the ground and toss your legs towards to floor
7. Open up your arms and land