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Ollies are the foundation

You just landed your first ollie, time to move on to the next trick... right?


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Wrong. There really isn't any point in trying any other trick that involves ollies until you completely master them.

Just a month ago, I couldn't do any of the tricks I was trying. Why? Because my ollie wasn't high enough. Dissapointed, I took a new approach. I decided to learn better ollies and only ollies.

I started out spending a few days practicing my stationary ollies until I got them about a deck and 1/2 high.

Then, I moved onto moving ollies until they were about a deck high at moderate speeds. At this point I was already feeling pretty good and in control.

After this, I moved onto ollieing off stuff. This only took me a day, and it was worth it. Now I can ollie the 3-set I was so afraid to do before and I'm looking to try a 5 set.

Last, but definately not least, I learned to ollie onto and over obstacles. Gaps work well for this too. I have only one tip for this: Keep both feet on the board no matter what. I have a friend who always lands them with one foot off and can't break the habit.


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Besides, you progress much faster if you use proper technique in the first place.

Finally, I was happy with my ollies. I could ollie 2 decks high standing, 1 moving, I could ollie off 2 1/2 foot ledges, gap 3 foot gaps, ollie onto boxes and had so much better balance and control of the board from all of it.

In the last week, just because I had my ollies down, it has been much easier to learn tricks. I have learned these in the last week. Remember that I could do no tricks before!

Trust me people, bad ollies make bad tricks!

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furness99
furness99
good tips thanx :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D ;) ;) ;) ;) :P :P :P

20 December 2009 at 10:46

good tips

thanx
sukmynutsak
sukmynutsak
dude i have a question ok so i can do a ollie but i can never catch it can someone post some tips for me ty :/

1 January 2010 at 23:10

dude i have a question ok so i can do a ollie but i can never catch it can someone post some tips for me ty
blueflame789
blueflame789
thanks, this helped alot :)

5 January 2010 at 13:47

thanks, this helped alot
brokenboardps
brokenboardps
nice :D :D

24 January 2010 at 10:54

nice
xgm319
xgm319
i must be a living mirical because i can kickflip but i can barely olley

29 May 2010 at 17:28

i must be a living mirical because i can kickflip but i can barely olley
beholdr
beholdr
he is right guys having a good clean high ollie will lead to better tricks later on

18 June 2010 at 11:08

he is right guys having a good clean high ollie will lead to better tricks later on

patrice
patrice
[quote=Jordansup]Right now I'm working on my ollie to get it higher so I can kickflip and pop Shove it. aswell as getting on to my rail without a kicker[/quote] try to place your feet on the board different.it doesn`t matter the placement .just place them how you feel it`s comfortable.

23 July 2010 at 09:50

Jordansup said:
Right now I'm working on my ollie to get it higher so I can kickflip and pop Shove it. aswell as getting on to my rail without a kicker

try to place your feet on the board different.it doesn`t matter the placement .just place them how you feel it`s comfortable.
largemonkey6
largemonkey6
I started on a moving ollie first :D :D :D

14 August 2010 at 21:35

I started on a moving ollie first
largemonkey6
largemonkey6
But i totally agree ollie are the base of skateboarding

14 August 2010 at 21:35

But i totally agree ollie are the base of skateboarding
skatalex
skatalex
my ollies are so bad, they go like 3 centimeters high :(

7 September 2010 at 08:04

my ollies are so bad, they go like 3 centimeters high

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