From the article: How to Ollie on a Skateboard
Learning how to ollie is strange. Some skaters learn in just a few hours of practicing, while others can take more than a year! I have the How to Ollie instructions, but how did YOU learn to ollie? What problems did you run into, and how did you get past them? Tell your learning to ollie story here, and if you have any advice, share it! Share your Story
- Hello, Very Dear Mr Cave, As a matter of fact , I can declare , in my training of ollie , studying and reviewing of your articles about learning Basic skateboarding helped me a lot. I am an iranian skater and always I taught skating by translating articles and in this way , for skateboarding ; your articles was the best guidance for me , by following exactly point to point of your articles and by studying carefully - everybody undoubtely would learn ollie and all of the techniques . Your articles have been written so greatly and are the best teacher and coach , when somebody hasn,t the opportunity to attend in your classes . I should tell this to everybody , that unfortunately , the skate rinks and the places for training skating are few for us. So, thank to God , by accessing to internet , I have the opportunity to study and review the articles as much as possible , and in some times , I have the chances to go and practise , but studying is much easier and possible for me
- i have been skating for a few weeks but got an airwalk board today. my old one was an southern star. i can just get my back wheels of the ground by about 3 inches but i can't do it when i am moving. i think i just need more practice:).
- —Guest Airwalk1
- i cant slide my foot up the deck. i can pop the tail but cant slide my foot
- —Guest billy bob
- I've been skating for about 3 weeks and I have a quite heavy cruiser board with no nose. I've been trying to ollie on a little patch of carpet otherwise the board shoots from underneath me and it hurts. I can kind of get the motion but I can't really slide my foot well or get the back wheels off the floor. But I'm going to keep practicing until I finally master it!
- —Guest Beginner
- So I have been skating for well over a year and I can barely Ollie. I do practice a lot, but I'm stuck at getting it higher and the mental block. Since I'm originally from California it is in my blood. I moved to a place that isn't that big on skating so there's no one to help me, really. So I guess I just got to keep practicing and watching YouTube
- —Guest Guest99
took a while to learn. thanks bro.
- For me... i learned at the age of 11 or so. i started skating around then and then stopped at 13... for that i feel like a made a huge fucking mistake by stopping... i was just getting the feel of it and learning new tricks slowly and surely. I would skate 1-3 hours a day with my bro.. I mainly stopped because of him as well though. He got heavily into drugs and then me and him never talked then i just lost interest. I am now 18 and my brother has finally straightened out. And of course... even though hes gone through much with skating. He encouraged me to skate again and surprisingly i can still do an ollie. The first try actually of not doing an ollie for 4 years. I now skate 5-10 hours a week and its great but for me its still hard to do a moving ollie and trying new things because i used to be a big puss back at those ages... all you can do is worry about form and you'll get it down eventually it took me a long while until i actually got it down..practice, practice, practice
- —Guest diceman
youtube in 2 months
- i watched a lot of clips on youtube and landed my first stationary ollie after 20 minutes of practising. Then it took me 2 months to master the moving ollie. Now i can ollie over an object as high as my knees.
- —Guest Watson "skater"
I LEANT QUIKLY
- It took me like 2 days but i didn't ollie that high
- —Guest paul owei
- i finaly leard the ollie it was hard but i learnt it finaly. i earnt it slowly hpoe you learn it faster.
- —Guest riley
GET OVER THE MENTAL BLOCK
- whenever i practiced how to ollie it would be with a group of friends. I didnt want anyone to see me eat shit unless i was calling myself out. Honestly, there is this mental block in my head because im so insecure with letting myself go. Once i got over it and knew i wanted to get an ollie it really helped. You can read so many things about how to do it or how to perfect it but along with that is the feel. Its really hard to explain, but its like amazing how skateboarding is all about the right timing, feel, having a nice jump ect. Along with what everyone is saying with practice and how you do it, comes along with mental block that you overcome.
- —Guest shell
- Struggling with ollie doing everything right but im still right where i began
- —Guest me
It Was Too Easy
- I Have A Teacher That He Is Only Good One In My Country He Just Told Me The Right Way To Ollie , Not Like Those Fucking Videos On You tube , In That Day I Practiced & After That Day I Did My Ollie 1 DECK :P
- —Guest SKATE OR DIE
Woah, practice is killer
- Okay so I've been skating a while about 8+ months on friends board just for cruising but recently but my own board. I just got interested in tricks and have been trying to Ollie. My friends said I should quite skating since he claims to have got it in a day, his comment made me determined to prove him wrong. After trial and error I finally got it down I have a 60 % of doing a regular to high Ollie when I try just keep practicing
- —Guest Tony
- i got kinda a tip, instead of lainreng hard tricks, practise ollie, get better and better everyday, and then u can jump over things, different things, try making it funnier every time =D
- —Guest AKmcDZkzdYxdqNexOz
- Ive been skating for 2 years an still dont know how to ollie
- —Guest Guest
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