Sunday, September 12, 2010

How To Do A 180 (BMX)

The first thing you want to have dialed down is a bunnyhop.  A 180 is basically a bunnyhop with a half twist in it so that first part is very important.  You dont have to be able to get the height of a pro but the more comfortable you are with it the more it helps.

A good way to learn it at first, and get comfortable with spinning, is doing it on a ramp or a slope.  This way when you do get the full 180 degrees you are facing down the slope, and can ride straight forward.  Otherwise, you going to have to fakie out of it, meaning your going to be riding backwards for a second or two, and this can be tricky to get the hang of.

Now when you go to do the 180 you want to pull up on your handlebars and push off with your legs, just like a bunnyhop, except what your going to do is push to the side a little bit, and kind of get a twisting motion started with your legs.  Now you want to look around with your head and spot your landing, this will help you land and also help to give you the twisting motion necessary to complete the move.

When I first started trying 180s I did so on flatland, but I would slow down to almost nothing and then do it, that way I wouldn't have momentum pushing me backwards and forcing me to fakie out or die.  Then when I got more comfortable with it I went at faster speeds and started getting comfortable with the fakie.

If you guys have any questions or comments feel free to post :)
gl everyone

75 comments:

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  2. Nice guide and interesting read :0 May have to pull the bmx out from the dusty corner of my garage :P Following/supporting :)

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  3. This sounds like something that will horribly injure me.

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  4. tried it once.. and will never do it again

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  7. thnx but I wont be trying that lol

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  10. nice, almost want to try it lol

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  12. A video would really help, as we can actually see it being done. 360's are much harder though.

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  13. may have to show this to my brother...
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  14. Ah, BMXing, used to do that stuff too when I was young.

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  15. I will bear this in mind next time I need to do a 180.


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  16. Haha, the only thing I could do was a bunnyhop. Any attempt at anything else, got me in the hospital.

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  17. ONE DAY, I might try this.

    following bro

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  18. Id probably kill myself if I attempted this.

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  19. Is the principle the same in a wheelchair?

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  21. Yeah, I don't want to fall and break something again. XD

    I have tendency to do that.

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  22. I always wanted to get into BMX when I was a teenager. Turns out, I suck at extreme sports... so much for that

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  23. i think if i try it ill end up on youtube with the title EPIC FAIL lol good post though.

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  24. Even with good explanations I would never be able to do this! D:

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  25. Im not much of a bike rider bro, but thanks! lol

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  26. I just pulled out my bike and tried it. I think I need practice. I skinned my elbow :(

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  27. Excellent information here my bro
    thanks for the post

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  29. that's preatty extreme

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  30. where is the BMX plan? can do Irom MAN?:))
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    Go!!!

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  31. i can bunny hop lol... to scared to take it to the next level

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  32. nice, now lets work our way up to 1080!

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  33. I don't feel like jumping on my bike

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  37. this is the vid i was on about http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1941040

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  38. A graphical description might be better to show how its done.

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  39. last time i tried i almost broke my neck lol

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  40. cool information , thank you for sharing this

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