Skating: It's all mental

Ever wondered why you can ollie while rolling real fast but just can't ollie a ledge or stair set? Well, it's probably because you're scared.


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The thing is, you just don't want to get hurt, no matter how much you want to land that trick! It's all in your head: there's no difference between ollieing 3 decks while moving and ollieing a 3 set (by the way, that's a good place to start).

You just need to make yourself do it. In that single moment before you make that ollie, you might feel this stab of fear in your chest. Even if you feel like you're going to fall, its always good to at least try to land the trick. You are going to fall, it's part of skating. So, if you're trying to ollie steps and you can't, its probably because you don't dare to do it. It's all mental, you just need to go for it!

And also, for your own safety, don't start out trying to ollie a 10 set. Please, you could hurt yourself, you'll look bad, and you don't know what kind of force you put on your feet in the landing process. This doesn't just go for ollieing steps or ledges, it goes for everything, from kickflips, to 360 flips, to even something as simple as an ollie, fear can always get in the way.

So, it's more than likely not that you're a bad skater, its just mental... so just skate!

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I got the same problem but it seams to go away with time and practice! wen I fist started i was scare to pop a a holie but now it's nothing.[color=green][/color][color=red][/color]
I got the same problem but it seams to go away with time and practice! wen I fist started i was scare to pop a a holie but now it's nothing.[/color][color=red]

jer
5 years ago

Very true. Around when i started i could ollie pretty high but when it came to stair sets, i just got scared. And thats what you have to do. Just gotta believe that you can land it and keep trying.
Very true. Around when i started i could ollie pretty high but when it came to stair sets, i just got scared. And thats what you have to do. Just gotta believe that you can land it and keep trying.

_Tyler_
5 years ago

Its not all mental its also about practice but yah.. its true if you are scared you wont land it. Thats the reason im not landing fs boardslide anymore.
Its not all mental its also about practice but yah.. its true if you are scared you wont land it.

Thats the reason im not landing fs boardslide anymore.

Ras
5 years ago

yer i agree man good thinking (H)
yer i agree man good thinking

1234567890qwertyytrt
5 years ago

well i never thought of it that way
well i never thought of it that way

planbboy1305
5 years ago

it just takes time :)
it just takes time

pointthat
5 years ago

i total agree i have problems just like that i just gotta get over it its all mental
i total agree i have problems just like that i just gotta get over it

its all mental

joeyboy
5 years ago

im always afraid i can barely do a moving ollie cause of this
im always afraid i can barely do a moving ollie cause of this

FlipStreetskater
5 years ago

its hard cuz u don'y know if u ollie high enough
its hard cuz u don'y know if u ollie high enough

subboy
5 years ago

and rolling up to something once or twice is ok but when you start rollling up to it like eight and ten times then youll just sike yourself out and not want to do it so keep your rollups to a minimum
and rolling up to something once or twice is ok but when you start rollling up to it like eight and ten times then youll just sike yourself out and not want to do it so keep your rollups to a minimum

unknownOCE
5 years ago

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