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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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jer
jer
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]

5 April 2009 at 17:48

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]
_Tyler_
_Tyler_
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.

6 April 2009 at 23:03

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.
Ras
Ras
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.

7 April 2009 at 15:22

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.
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yer i agree man good thinking (H)

10 April 2009 at 05:08

yer i agree man good thinking
planbboy1305
planbboy1305
well i never thought of it that way

14 April 2009 at 01:34

well i never thought of it that way
pointthat
pointthat
it just takes time :)

22 May 2009 at 20:18

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

28 May 2009 at 07:28

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

its all mental
FlipStreetskater
FlipStreetska
im always afraid i can barely do a moving ollie cause of this

19 June 2009 at 21:30

im always afraid i can barely do a moving ollie cause of this
subboy
subboy
its hard cuz u don'y know if u ollie high enough

29 June 2009 at 11:06

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

19 July 2009 at 02:28

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

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