Skateboard Video Vault: 180 Backside Ollie

180 Backside Ollie.  This trick is typically executed on bigger ramps, especially on vert. “Backside” describes the way you will approach the ramp. “Ollie” is the trick itself and it looks like popping into the air. The reason it is called “backside” is because the back of your body is facing the ramp.  The opposite counterpart of this trick is the frontside ollie, where your frontside faces the ramp.  Backside ollies are typically harder of the two.  This trick is difficult to master because it involves precise timing and patience in the air.  Going backside makes it much harder to spot your landing. It is almost like landing blind. Skaters rely almost entirely on feel for this trick.  Confidence is key in getting this trick on lock!