Its in the jump
- Today I landed my first ollie ever! pretty much what you have to realise and kinda think about is right after you pop jump as high as you can and pop hard then just remember to slide your foot but alot of the times people forget to jump hard so just try to jump high :P
- —Guest .
How I learned the ollie
- At first when I started trying to ollie I learned it from a friend so it was not the best advic. I would put my feet on the end of each board pop the back first then the front . I didn't get any air . But then I went to a local skatepark and I thought that they were doing it all wrong . I went home and tried what they were doing and it was lik magic . I got it higher after tons of practice and going on YouTube to get advice . Remember don't stop practicing
- —Guest Skater
- I first started off stationary, did that for bout an hour then tried a rolling ollie.. Bailed hardcore! My right arm was bleeding badly when I tried my second rolling ollie, I nailed it! NEVER GIVE UP! Bails happen, but don't let that discourage you. =) Rolling your sliding foot a bit is also handy for leveling the board. Once you have the feel for it, it all just falls into place nicely.
- —Guest Justin
How I learned to ollie
- I watched a lot of videos - Natas, Jeff Kendall, Mark Gonzales and Tommy Guerrero - and then I went out and copied what I studied. I learned rolling ollies first, which has tremendous benefits over learning them standing still - they're two completely different tricks which require different balance and motion. The key is to not give up. Keep practicing.
cant do it
- i know the steps of an ollie, but i just cant do it. i do every thing but cant get it in the air, i know im doing something wrong but i have no idea what. pop the tail, jump slide foot, slighly at the same time
- —Guest guest taby
- People say ya easy once you try I've done it about 3 times but can't keep it consistent so I guess you just jump ad keep trying an Sony give up z
- —Guest Tash
I got supper pissed.
- When I was first learning how to ollie, I thought it was like, THE hardest thing in the world...after falling over a few times, i got supper pissed, and just started throwing my board around. I took a 5 minute smoking break, visualised what i was doing wrong, then all of a sudden BAYM! I fuckin' nailed it. Moral of the story, dont get pissed and throw your board around, stay calm, and think about what you're doing wrong. It's al worth it in the end
- —Guest Some British Dude
- i only started when i was 15, 4 months ago, and just was cruising for the beggining, then my mates were ollieing, so i gave it a go, looked at some vids, took me like a month to get more than an inch, and i was at it most days. the main problem was, NOT LIFTING THE BACK FOOT, i found it best to get very good at sliding the front foot, then just jump high, landing was never really a problem i might of bailed once, but i really just practised building up the heigh, but it is difficult, you can never expect just to go out there and after and hour be able to do it, takes a lot of practice, and repetition :)
- —Guest nathan
Takes time (still getting it)
- What I have learnt is that u need to jump and it takes persistence I was 7 when I started and quit and whent on to scooters for about 2/3 years and then I whent to the bunker and I learnt to drop in on my friends board after my birthday I bought my own one and started on that DON'T GIVE UP because I nearly did but I didn't realise I had to JUMP but after reading u guys u just helped me up a HEAP I am 11 now and love skateboarding and never ride my scooter but I don't hate scooters though but don't brag if u did a front flip or something
- —Guest Unknown
Cruise before Jump
- I'm 34yrs old from Singapore, just recently started. I'm now cruising confidently on my skateboard doing S and on the road. Now i'm able to do some Ollie once i'm comfortable with my balance.
- —Guest Kenneth
16 and hopeless
- im 16 been skating for a year and i still cant ollie 100% of the time nor can i ollie over objects or off ledges
- —Guest d
Not that long
- It took me like a month. I just practiced with ma friends. Now I can tre flip , 3 shuv, lipslide, kickflip and all that stuff. I should be at Woodward this week but I broke my arm and just had surgery so no skating for a while. It sucks. Alot. The point is just keep practicing and ask people for help.
- —Guest Joe
My Low Ollie
- I Learned My Ollie In a Week's Practicing I Puted My Foot On The Front Tail & My Other Foot On The Other Tail I Pop It & In The Mid_Air I Pushed My Foot I Ollied But It Was Short I Think It Was 10 Cm Now I'm Practicing To Do Higher Ollie But My Foot Won't Slide Correctly :(
- Nobody ever mentions jupimng. If U don't jump at the same time as you pop and slide then obviously you wont be able to do an ollie. If you dont jump, you will just be on floor. :L
- —Guest alMQuGKhwPLHj
I Quit...No I DON'T!!!
- I got my first skateboard at 13 at Target and soon as i got home i started skating i went out and start doing impossible tricks for beginners i didn't land any one of them so i went back and started with pop-shove its ollies manuals cavemens and bonelesess i didn't land any one of them so i quit for a while ( 1 day ) i couldn't give up so i practice EVERYDAY 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES and by the time i was 17 i was a pro and moved to L.A. to pursue my dreams as a pro skateboarder making 100,000 a month
- —Guest Guest RDFF