i did a search, but to no avail. no before anyone starts asking, yes i can already crankflip and i can already 180, however combining the two tricks is still a mystery to me. also, it’s not like i’m a beginner at either. i learned to flip like 2 years ago and can single and double flip on flat as well as gaps drops and stairs. the trick is not a new one for me. the same with 180’s; i’ve been doing them since i learned how to ride pretty much (about 7 years ago) so i’ve got no issues with them.
i’ve been working on 180 flips for a while now, but i can;t seem to figure out the best way to get things to flow. is there a particular order to how you have to start the tricks? should i begin 180ing then flip, or flip and 180 at the same time? etc. if someone could post a tutorial on how to learn 180 flips i’d be much obliged. also if somebody could post a video of some really clean 180 flips so i can kinda get the rythm down. y’all rock!
The key to a 180 flip is not to flip hard, do a gentle high flip and twist your body. Its easier to learn a 180 flip off a curb first then flat, the most important factor for me is not flipping hard because when i do i over rotate the flip.
ok. flipping too hard may have been part of my problem. also, where should i look when trying it?
when i 180 i tend to focus on my landing and just kind of let my eyes flow with the trick and watch the spot i plan on landing a little bit past. however when i crankflip, i usually focus on my front crank while also making a point of keeping my landing somewhere in my line of vision.
also, i flip left foot forward and 180 to the left if that helps any.
thats a very common thing for the uni to be in front of you on a 180 flip. I basic way of looking at it is when you do a 180 you lean back a lil bit and the unicycle is in front of you and then you fall off. So the key is to lean forward more, its kinda like a commitment thing.
Ill try to make a vid after this weekend for you guys, took me a lil while to get 180 flips.
Start with 90 Flip, then you’ll get the trick to flip and twist on the same trick, that’s how I started. I landed the 90 flip really clean on my first try so I started to try 180 flips and landed them clean all on the same day!
Here’s one of the fisrt I landed… actually I think it’s my 4th one:p
When I learned to 180 flip, I did what Jakob did. I learned to ride straight and do a 90 flip landing sideways, and then I did a pivot so I was sideways and 90 flipped so I was backwards, to work on the landing. Then it was just a matter of combining the two to get a clean 180 flip.
The problem for me now is I can not make it to 180. I can make it to 90 ok but not easily. I have trouble flipping and being able to spin all at the same time. Do you have any tips on how I can spin 180 or even just 90 consistant while flipping?
do you spin in the same direction as your kicking foot? i can spin both ways and i was just out messing around with 90 flips. i kick with my left foot so i initially started trying them while turning to the left(my dominant direction) i was landing them after about 10 tries or so. then just for fun i tried one spinning to the right and found it to be much harder to get a decent flip and spin a full 90 at the same time.
so yea if you’re spinning the same direction as your kicking foot it seems to be easier(for me at least)