That actually kind of makes since. I always feel my rodeo rotation comes best from my hips though. I pop, spot out, and kind of awkwardly hump the air at an angle and then immediately bring my feet up at the same time.
Rodeo is actually such a nice trick once you get the set. It's probably the most visible/ least disorienting trick especially when you are doing bigger spins, because once you come around at 360 you can spot your landing for like the rest of the trick. The downside to it I find are some grabs really feel weird in it where as like a cork feels about the same no matter what grab.