To do the ollie put one foot on the tail of the board and the other in the middle of the skateboard.then ALL AT THE SAME TIME push down on the tail, slide your foot forward, jump and bring your kees to your chest. It helps if you turn your front foot so that your toe slides up instead of the side of your foot
to do the 180 put your feet in the ollie postion. ollie like you normally would except start to turn your shoulders frontside or backside. keep your shoulders alligned and spin around. Land and ride away in style
To do a pop shuvit put your feet in the ollie position, then pop your tail and as you do that spin your board in the direction that you want it to spin. ie frontside popshuvit you would kick you front leg infront of you and your back behind you.land and hope it looked stylish.
This entails starting from the top of a transition and "dropping in." Before trying the tail drop, you should be comfortable rolling all the way up and down the transition. Set your board on the coping with the nose and trucks out over the coping and the tail resting flat on top of it. Do the following all in one motion: with your back foot in position on the tail, step out over the board, set your front foot in place, and crouch over the board as it and your body simultaneously tilt downward into the transition. Be sure to lean plenty forward and "commit" because any hesitation will send the board shooting out from under you. In the same way, if you just plunge forward ahead of the board, you will find yourself racing down the transition headfirst with the board coming down behind and independently of you. This is not desireable. It is sometimes useful to learn the tail drop by grabbing the nose as you step out onto the board and guiding it downward with your body until you're actually rolling down the transition, at which point you let go of the nose and allow your front foot to set it down as you extend your legs and pump. It is crucial that you keep your body centered over the board or else it will shoot out from under you. That's why grabbing the nose is helpful, it keeps you and the board in synch.
ollie to manual
The ollie manual is a good trick to help develop your balance and ollie control. The idea is to ollie and land on your back wheels, riding a "wheelie" for a distance before setting the front wheels down. It can be done on the flat ground or over an object, but is most commonly done up onto an element, like a curb or block. It requires a fair sense of balance, and you should be comfortable ollieing. It might be good to get accustomed to manualling on flat ground before ollieing onto something, but a curb is a good element on which to learn the ollie manual. Ride at the curb at a normal ollie speed - you'll want to go fast enough to get up onto the curb and still have momentum for the manual. Pop into an ollie and get up over the curb. Instead of levelling the board in the air beneath you, keep your leading foot up and your weight centered over the back wheels. The lower you pop your ollie, still clearing the element of course, the smoother you will land on your back wheels and the easier it will be to gain balance once on those wheels. Once on them there back wheels, you'll notice your body arched forward over your board as you ride the manual. This is how you keep your weight balanced on the back wheels. It is useful to try and manual a set distance, like to a line on the sidewalk or off the curb again. This will give you something specific to strive for until you've got the ollie manual so wired that you can just ride it for days. Then you can try variations like the ollie manual to kickflip off of an element, or even the ollie flip to manual. The options are endless.
Roll up the transition until you hit coping. Drop your back foot on the coping while simultaneously raising your front foot with the board into a position that enables you to grab your nose. Looking over your shoulder, place the tail on the coping as you hop off your back foot to get it back onto the board as you drop back in. It should all be done in one smooth motion.
rock and roll
Before attempting this trick on a transition, you should be comfortable with kick turns and you should be able to already drop in on said transition. Approach the tranny with enough speed to get up to the coping. When you get up there, get your front truck over the coping and put pressure on your nose so you "rock" on the coping on the middle of your board. Now here's the tough part. Get your weight back onto the tail and perform a kick turn, making sure (and this is important) that your front truck is high enough to clear the coping as you swing it around. Once you've got that covered, just touch your front wheels back onto the transition and cruise on down to the flats. For some, rocks to fakie are easier to attempt first. There's no kick turn involved, but you do have be comfortable with coming back into the transition moving fakie.
You want to be comfortable grinding or kickturning frontside before you huck your first frontside air. As with backside airs, early grabs are not recommended. You'll naturally tend to reach AROUND your knees for your board, or BETWEEN them. Reach around them if possible, because habits can be hard to break and you don't want a stink bug habit to start in the first place. Go up the wall at a slight angle, with your shoulders facing the coping. You should have enough speed going to do an air, but don't go so fast that you lose control every time you get in the air. As you approach the lip, you should have your knees bent, be a little tucked, and have your trailing hand starting to reach towards your board. Let your weight shift to your back foot a little bit as you come off of the coping, and your board should pop right into your waiting hand. Stay tucked and look for your landing spot. Land with your knees bent. Try to get your board to trace a smooth arc from start to finish. The higher you go, the slower you will turn in the air.