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Chris Gurinsky

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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ozziver
ozziver
i struggle i do what your mate does by landing 1 footed

14 September 2010 at 09:00

i struggle i do what your mate does by landing 1 footed
crabcored00d
crabcored00d
My ollies are very low, and pop like only a centimeter off the ground... :/ But yeah If i want to do other tricks, I guess I would have to perfect Ollies first.

16 October 2010 at 20:15

My ollies are very low, and pop like only a centimeter off the ground... But yeah If i want to do other tricks, I guess I would have to perfect Ollies first.
the_cookie
the_cookie
that is very true. no ollie no kickflip. no ollie no skateboarding with no ollie you are a mest up skateboarder! (H)

8 November 2010 at 03:35

that is very true.

no ollie no kickflip.

no ollie no skateboarding

with no ollie you are a mest up skateboarder!
Alpicano123
Alpicano123
[quote=skatalex]my ollies are so bad, they go like 3 centimeters high :( [/quote] ı cant level the board my back foot doesent jump?! :@

26 November 2010 at 03:35

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

ı cant level the board my back foot doesent jump?!
Tommy21
Tommy21
Alpicano dontn think of leveling the board just make sure you jump at the same time you pop youll get your ollie at least like 1 inch off the ground. I hope this helps you a little bit :) :). My ollies are like 1 inche too. watch this video on youtube it will help [quote]Skateboard Trick Tips: How To Ollie.flv Anyone else could also look at this video if you need help with this trick

12 December 2010 at 18:26

Alpicano dontn think of leveling the board just make sure you jump at the same time you pop youll get your ollie at least like 1 inch off the ground. I hope this helps you a little bit . My ollies are like 1 inche too. watch this video on youtube it will help

Quote:
Skateboard Trick Tips: How To Ollie.flv

Anyone else could also look at this video if you need help with this trick

Last edited by Tommy21 12 December 2010 at 18:31

EmadThakur
EmadThakur
thanks alot dude that is totally true ollies are the most important trick

23 December 2010 at 10:15

thanks alot dude that is totally true ollies are the most important trick
N1NJAZOMB13
N1NJAZOMB13
man thats helpful my ollies were not high at first aswell but i tried to ollie down a 8 set then i broke my ankle but it was worth it ur method is a hell of a lot better (Y)

30 January 2011 at 08:00

man thats helpful my ollies were not high at first aswell but i tried to ollie down a 8 set then i broke my ankle but it was worth it ur method is a hell of a lot better
praneet
praneet
see u should be through with your stance while ollying,by the way u are goofy or regular

24 March 2011 at 06:24

see u should be through with your stance while ollying,by the way u are goofy or regular
praneet
praneet
i will send you a vedio in that i will clearly explain how to ollie and get through with you r stance. (Y)

26 March 2011 at 04:11

i will send you a vedio in that i will clearly explain how to ollie and get through with you r stance.

noseboarding
noseboarding
Exactly, I Can Do Many Tricks Like Trey Flip, Bigspins, Heelflips, Or Another Crazy Tricks.. But I Just Proud With My Ollie. I Can Ollie Over 8 Set Of Stairs, Gaps, Fence, And I Finally Ollied 4 Decks(Vertical) And 7 Decks(Horizontal)

9 June 2011 at 00:17

Exactly, I Can Do Many Tricks Like Trey Flip, Bigspins, Heelflips, Or Another Crazy Tricks.. But I Just Proud With My Ollie. I Can Ollie Over 8 Set Of Stairs, Gaps, Fence, And I Finally Ollied 4 Decks(Vertical) And 7 Decks(Horizontal)

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