How to Do a 180 Pivot on a Skateboard

The 180 pivot. It is a trick that combines a 180 ollie and a pivot (or a revert, or a 180 without the ollie). This trick is a real doozie, and it will take many tries to get it right.


  1. 1
    First, you want to wind your shoulders up in order to get the spin you need. This is the beginning of the 180 Ollie.
  2. 2
    When you wind your shoulders up enough, unwind, and at the same time, ollie! You must ollie when you unwind, or you will have to try the trick all over again, on a different attempt.
  3. 3
    Start the midair spin, turning your shoulders and guiding with your head. It is required that you can make the rotation.
  4. 4
    When you land, begin the pivot (or revert, or a 180 spin without the ollie). It can be tricky, but it takes a bit more power than you think it might. Use your front foot to lead the revert. Just remember you'll be riding switch, so you'll have to lead with your foot when you ride regular. This isn't the same for some people.
  5. 5
    Keep your balance and ride away smooth.


  • Don't be afraid of falling down.
  • Make sure that you can do a 180.


  • You may get hurt trying this trick. Wear proper padding.

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