How to ollie on skateboard
Are you tired of not being able to perform an Ollie AKA jump on your skateboard? Don’t worry, we are here to help! In this article, we will provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to perform an Ollie and landing it like a pro.
Performing the Ollie
- Begin by crouching down with your knees bent and your weight centered over the skateboard.
- As you start to rise, slide your front foot forward towards the nose of the skateboard.
- At the same time, pop the tail of the skateboard down with your back foot.
- As the skateboard starts to rise, slide your front foot upwards towards the nose of the skateboard.
- As the skateboard reaches its peak, level your board by pushing your front foot a bit down to the same level as your back foot.
- Land with both feet on the skateboard and bend your knees to absorb the impact.
The above short tutorial video will show you the idea of the ollie and foot placement in under 20 seconds.
Tips for practising the Ollie
- If the backfoot pop and the front foot flick movements feels hard to commit, try to practise those separetely as shown in the video.
- Keep your shoulders parallel to the ground throughout the entire process.
- Try practising ollie on soft ground. Then the board stays in the place so it is easier to learn and you don’t get hurt if you fall.
- Keep your weight centered over the skateboard.
- Film your own tries to video and compare those the ollie shown in the video so it is easier to see what you are doing wrong.
- Practice makes perfect, so keep trying until you get it right. It is normal that learning ollie can take hundreds of tries.
Performing an Ollie may seem intimidating at first, but with practice and determination, anyone can do it. We hope that this article has been helpful in teaching you how to perform an Ollie on your skateboard. Have fun learning it!
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