ChickenfootThis is where you pop up into the air, but when you land, for some reason one of your feet always seems to land on the ground. Get help with Chickenfoot.
SpinningWhen you ollie, you turn in the air, sometimes all the way to the side. This can result in some nasty whipeouts if you're rolling! Get help with spinning when you ollie.
Moving OllieA lot of skaters have a hard time with ollying while rolling. Read the How do I ollie while rolling or moving? FAQ for help.
Low OlliesThis can happen for a lot of reasons, but the biggest one is that you are not crouching low enough before your ollie, and not pulling your feet high enough after you jump. When you crouch down, try and touch the ground. When you jump, try to hit yourself in the chest with your knees. Both knees. Don’t worry about falling. That will happen sometimes – that’s just part of skateboarding! For more help, read the How Can I Make My Ollies Higher? FAQ
Losing Your Board in MidairSometimes skaters lose thier boards in mid air while ollying. If this happens to you, you may be kicking the board away while in the air, or taking your feet off of your board. Try and make sure to keep yourself and your feet above the skateboard.
For more help with ollies, check out the How Did You Learn to Ollie? Readers Respond page. You can read what other skaters went through, and share your own stories!