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How to Ollie on a Skateboard

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How to Ollie on a Skateboard

Skater: Steven Reeves

Photographer: Michael Andrus
When you are ready to ollie, bend your knees deeply. The more you bend your knees, the higher you will go.

Slam your back foot down on the tail of your skateboard as hard as you can. At that moment, you want to also jump into the air, off of your back foot. This part is key, and takes practice. The trick is in getting your timing right. You want to slap the skateboard’s tail down, and as it hits the ground, jump off of that foot into the air. Make sure to pull that back foot high into the air. It's a quick, snapping motion.

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