Here are some common problems people have when learning 360 flips:
- Not learning it fast enough - You feel like you've been practicing forever, and you just aren't getting it. It's not one specific problem, it's all kinds of stuff. If this is you, then you need to practice more. Some skaters learn tricks fast, but most of us take some time to learn! And 360 flips are pretty advanced. Keep working at it, and you'll get it. If you've been trying for a very long time, then you might want to take a break for a little while, so you don't develop any bad habits. The problem could also be that you are trying to learn 360 flips when you aren't yet confident in other areas of skateboarding. Practice general street riding, hit up the skatepark, and try kickflips and shuvits. Get comfortable.
- Landing with your feet together - This is a pretty common problem, where you land with your feet right next to each other. You have to focus on landing with your feet above the bolts - keep them spread out. It's not a big problem, you've probably just been focusing on other parts of the trick, and are just relieved to land at all! The most common place to land like this is the nose. Watch the board, and get a feel for where it will be, and you should be able to fix this problem pretty easily.
- Can't flip 360 degrees - Again, practice. Practice getting a better scoop, and a stronger ollie. You can use your front foot to help with the 360, too. Work at it, and you should get it. Try 360 flipping off of short ledges or kickers, to give yourself more time.
If you have other problems, feel free to write me, or stop by the skateboarding forum and ask for help! Most importantly, have fun!