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Old    Daniel Meyer (danrocks4)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-10-2006, 9:31 AM Reply   
Hey guys I have been wanting to start trying some 180s for a little while now but im not really sure where to start. What 180 do you think i should try first?
Old    CV (scooby)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-10-2006, 9:59 AM Reply   
Just throw it dude, what ever feels most comfortable. Are you talking w2w or surface?
Old                08-10-2006, 9:59 AM Reply   
Toe side Front side.. Your body naturally wants to open up and makes this an easy first 180...
Old    Daniel Meyer (danrocks4)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-10-2006, 10:03 AM Reply   
I was talking w2w.
Old    CV (scooby)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-10-2006, 10:08 AM Reply   
My first w2w was hs switch to ts. I practiced switch riding for a while and 1 wake 180s first.
Old    alan plotz (alanp)      Join Date: Apr 2001       08-10-2006, 12:34 PM Reply   
ts bs. get this one mastered the rest will be a snap.
Old    CV (scooby)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-10-2006, 3:23 PM Reply   
yep
Old    Patrick T. Bernard (rimreaper)      Join Date: Sep 2005       08-10-2006, 5:08 PM Reply   
1st u must be able to do a bunny hop 180. U can try ts 180 over the wake and it will be easy to land, but hard to go w2w. On ur hs 180 it will be easier to clear the wake, but harder to land. I would recomend the hs 180 cuz thats what i did 1st.
Old    Ron (dcranium)      Join Date: Mar 2006       08-10-2006, 8:43 PM Reply   
I'm trying the same thing Dan. I've been doing ts fs regular and switch 1 wake and occasionally w2w only because it always seemed more natural to land heel side. I can get w2w on hs fs all the time, but only land them 50% of the time. Usually I slide out heel side, but I'm getting more consistent (last time out 3 out of 4 on last set.)
Old    Daniel Meyer (danrocks4)      Join Date: Aug 2006       08-11-2006, 1:08 PM Reply   
Thanks a bunch guys this is all really great advice. Yesterday i just picked the ts fs and went for it. it felt pretty good i just kept sliding out the front. hopefully i can stick that soon and then start on other 180's and grabbing then grabbing them.
Old    Jamie Lokken (wakechic06)      Join Date: Jun 2005       08-11-2006, 9:26 PM Reply   
I learned the HS FS 180 first...well its my only one but im gonna work on the others
Old                08-14-2006, 9:52 AM Reply   
TS FS is easiest, but to learn any, try out in the flats first then take them inside out, then finally w2w.
Old    hyperlitenerd (hyperlitenrd)      Join Date: Jan 2003       08-15-2006, 4:48 PM Reply   
ts fs 1 wake 180s are easy so are bunny hop 180s from your heelside. When you are standing around do little bunny hop 180s, helps alot and you look cool. I've started doing hs fs 180 off the start up roller, those are cool too.
Old    Sean (hudd007)      Join Date: May 2006       08-15-2006, 6:44 PM Reply   
I tried for the first time last weekend and landed my first 180. I ride with my left foot forward and came toeside into the wake. I landed with my right foot forward. I think that's TS FS? I am getting good jumping HS and was sick of going all the way across the wake to jump again and decided to master a little TS180 so I could get twice the number of jumps in.

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