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.


(Image by venissa.)

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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When u get that trick what u were afraid to land, u will land it almost every time u try that That helped me a lot (Y)
When u get that trick what u were afraid to land, u will land it almost every time u try that

That helped me a lot

Janiz-
4 years ago

being afraid could save your life you know! don't go crazy and keep skatin (H)
being afraid could save your life you know! don't go crazy and keep skatin

clicheskater12
4 years ago

Yeah i can do things stright away but then when i fail a trick i just cant get my self to do that trick again!
Yeah i can do things stright away but then when i fail a trick i just cant get my self to do that trick again!

ping1379
4 years ago

thanx u now im not scred
thanx u now im not scred

chidoriextreme
4 years ago

im getting over the fear of stair sets still, it makes me mad, cuz i wanna do it so bad, and i can skate everything else, but stairs are my weakness, that true though man, its all mental
im getting over the fear of stair sets still, it makes me mad, cuz i wanna do it so bad, and i can skate everything else, but stairs are my weakness, that true though man, its all mental

BOOBINATOR
3 years ago

great advice
great advice

thewolf
3 years ago

Be like andrew reynolds, just tap 3 times before u do a crazy stair set, sadly it doesnt work for me :)
Be like andrew reynolds, just tap 3 times before u do a crazy stair set, sadly it doesnt work for me

Jimbo2106
3 years ago

And if you keep being scared, just wear protections. With them I'd never be scared.
And if you keep being scared, just wear protections. With them I'd never be scared.

Roberh
3 years ago

It is all mental, but it's very hard to change the way you think.
It is all mental, but it's very hard to change the way you think.

skateordie999
3 years ago

thanks bro, this really helps me to do some tricks!
thanks bro, this really helps me to do some tricks!

killemall1983
3 years ago

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