Ollie trick tip

Since Alan "Ollie" Gelfand invented the ollie in 1978, it has been the single most important trick in skateboarding.

Almost every street or vert trick strongly relies on the ollie. Learn this one really well, this will be the foundation to build all the other tricks on. It can take some time to master the ollie, but it will make your life a lot easier.


(Videos by skaterboy1790 and skate999ordie)

  1. 1

    Start with your feet positioned more or less like in the picture below.


  2. 2

    Crouch down for the jump. Don't go too deep or you won't be able to pop & drag the board.


  3. 3

    Jump up using your back foot. Snap the tail down hard and fast. Raise your front foot and don't put pressure on the board with it while jumping.


  4. 4

    Move your front foot towards the nose of the board to level it out. Take it easy, it's a gentle drag, not a ninja kick.

    At the same, raise your back foot.


  5. 5

    Try to stay level and land with your 4 wheels at the same time. Bend your knees a little to absorb the impact of the jump.


Tips

  • tip

    Try to practise with at least a little speed, and work your way up. Even if you're barely moving forward, it's better than practising stationary.

  • tip

    Your back foot provides the power, your front foot will guide the board.

  • tip

    Your board can never go higher than your feet. If you don't jump high, you won't ollie high either.

  • tip

    The tail of your board can hit the ground when you pop, but contact needs to be as short as possible.

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God why do skating so hard :(
God why do skating so hard

Keys
6 years ago

with the ollie it's important that u slide ur front foot up and let it come down a little bit.
with the ollie it's important that u slide ur front foot up and let it come down a little bit.

skater-eva14
6 years ago

for ollies my friend doesnt think about sliding his foot up, i can think about it or not im just saying cuz it helps him, he thinks about rolling his ankle so the side of his shoe touches the board then he just leans forward and somehow, after he pops, he gets the board to level out! hope this helps (Y)
for ollies my friend doesnt think about sliding his foot up, i can think about it or not im just saying cuz it helps him, he thinks about rolling his ankle so the side of his shoe touches the board then he just leans forward and somehow, after he pops, he gets the board to level out!



hope this helps

bashy
6 years ago

I can't get enough pop help
I can't get enough pop help

clictheman
6 years ago

It helps to keep your toes off the edge of the board. Also, keep your front foot 2 in. from your bolts but, 1 in. when you first start to learn. (Y)
It helps to keep your toes off the edge of the board. Also, keep your front foot 2 in. from your bolts but, 1 in. when you first start to learn.

leikinskater
6 years ago

one of the most important this for a solid ollie is to maintain balance and stay centered over your board
one of the most important this for a solid ollie is to maintain balance and stay centered over your board

skaterdudex
6 years ago

[color=blue][/color] Ollie's RULE
[color=blue][/color]

Ollie's RULE

skate8888
6 years ago

Ollie is easy :D
Ollie is easy

CroatiaSkater
5 years ago

to practiss at home try doing squats or jumping and sucking your knees up as high as u can
to practiss at home try doing squats or jumping and sucking your knees up as high as u can

zerordie
5 years ago

I can do this trick! It's fun! :)
I can do this trick! It's fun!

SeamusRocks999
5 years ago

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