STEP 1: In doing this trick, make sure that you have enough air for the turn. Try to have good speed on the halfpipe.|
STEP 2: Keep your board flat as you reach the lip of the halfpipe. You can grab the edge of your board for support as you initiate the turn.|
STEP 3: Make a 180-degree turn when you are in the air. Turn frontside with your upper body. Move your board towards the direction of the turn.|
STEP 4: Release the grab as you approach the lip of the halfpipe. Make sure that you will reach it with your board flat, just like before the turn.|
STEP 5: Make a smooth landing and then ride away.|
Man it was hard for me to teach my 5 year old nephew how to pull off a tight alley oop. By watchin the animated video a bunch of times he learned. Thanks.
hey you said keep your board flat the only problem is you enter a halfpipe off a trick vertical
ya its hard gettting enough speed for me ... unless u drop in... but ya unless u get some mad air ur not gonna turn 180 degrees right away
This tip is not wrong but it is not clear.The trick being displayed and described is a backside/frontside air. Basically you do a frontside/backside 180 on its respective wall (frontside 180s on the frontside wall etc.) because the wall leads you naturally into it.An alleyoop goes against this. Instead of doing a frontside 180 on the frontside wall you run a backside 180. The overall effect is that you are heading forward (further down the pipe) but you are facing and rotating opposite your momentum.
Well this looks like no alley-oop I've seen before (in skating at least). Alley-oop means, as the poster above said, rotating opposite from the expected way. On a snowboarding half pipe which gradually leads downhill, as you come up the toeside wall you'd do a backside air, as you come up the heelside wall you'd do a frontside air, so you'll rotate slightly over 180 degrees to be able to ride it out. On a non-snowboarding halfpipe that means you can't do anything alley-oop if you're riding straight up the transition - you have to be actually carving slightly in one direction or another to get the opposite rotation that you need for maximum style!
its probably best to grab the board with your right hand, so then you can turn your head to the left easier. (complete the 180 better) For what i was tought, where ever your head is turned, that is the way you are likely to go. :D
I''ve been practicing that for quite some time, but i call it a fs/bs 180 . Isnt that right? What''s the difference between "alley-oop" and fs or bs 180?