Despite the fact that you’re still learning the basics, the ollie is a great technique for jumping over obstacles and impressing your friends. 

Almost all flatland and park skateboarding tricks rely on the ollie, which makes learning it beneficial. 

Once you learn how to ollie, you can learn all kinds of other skateboarding tricks or create your own.

For beginners, it is recommended to take a little time getting to know your skateboard before learning to ollie. 

To ollie, make sure you read all the instructions carefully. Whenever you feel ready, hop on your board and ollie like a pro!

An overview of the Ollie’s history

This skateboarding move was invented by Allan “Ollie” Gelfand. 

During 1976, he figured out how to do airs without actually holding the skateboard while airborne. 

Nevertheless, we should also thank Rodney Mullen, who went a long way to enhancing Allan tricks, naming them “the ollies” in Allan’s honor and making them fundamental to modern skateboarding.

In today, The ollie is typically considered to be one of the first tricks beginners should learn, so it is a sort of right-of-passage for skateboarders today.

In This Video, This Guy Demostrate How To Do Ollie 

The Skills You Must Have Before You Do Ollie

Here are some skateboarding skills you should have before you attempt an ollie:

1. Pushing off

Any skateboarder must have the ability to push off. When it comes to skateboarding, this pushing off is the skill that separates the skateboarder from those who skateboarding or just stand around. 

The best way to push off is to place your dominant foot on the board, and then push the ground with your non-dominant foot as you accelerate.

Once you reach your desired speed, place your non-dominant foot on the board’s back.

2. Kick-Turning

Kick-turning helps you change directions while skateboarding. 

To kick-turn, place your feet toward the back of your board and then press down to redirect the front. Once you have done that, return to your usual stand position.

3. Stopping

Heel-dragging can be one way to stop. To do that, Simply place your back foot over the edge while your toes remain on the board, and then lean backward with your heel and allow it to scrape against the ground. 

As a result of this friction, your board comes to a stop. However, There is a bit of practice involved in heel-dragging, but it is possible.

Here’s how to do an Ollie

Now that you understand the basics, here’s how to do an skateboard ollie:

1. Position your feet

Before attempting an ollie, it is very important to position your feet correctly. The back foot should be positioned in the middle of the tail, while the front foot should be placed just after the middle of the board, but before the front truck bolts. As a result, you will have the momentum necessary to get yourself and your board airborne.

2. Make sure you put enough pressure on the back of your board

While your feet are in the optimal position, apply your weight to your back foot quickly while your back foot remains in the middle of the tail. You need to do this fast to gain momentum. It’s important to do this fast so you can get off the ground and execute the ollie.

3. Jump only when the board touches the ground

As soon as you feel your board’s back touch the ground, then start jumping right away.

4. Drag your front foot upwards as you jump

During the jump, the front of the board should rise at a diagonal angle as the force of your back foot presses down on the tail of the board. 

During this process, your front foot, previously resting between the middle and front trunk bolts, should also rise and quickly glide up the board against the nose. This is extremely important for your final landing stance.

5. Prepare to land when you reach the top of your jump

At the peak of your jump, you and your board should be completely airborne and parallel to the ground. 

During the jump, your back foot should rest lightly on the trunk bolts in the back, while your front foot should rest lightly on the trunk bolts in the front of the board. 

Also, Keeping your weight in the right places helps you maintain balance when you land and prevents you from breaking your board.

6. You’ll need to bend your knees when you land on the board

As soon as your board hits the ground, let gravity take over. Remember to allow your knees to bend, it will result in a squatting position when you and your board land on the ground. 

By doing so, you can avoid having your board fall out from under you and you can  minimize the impact on your legs and board.

Last word, It’s only a matter of practicing, practicing, practicing until you master it!

Here are some useful tips to help you master the Ollie

Skateboarders know that ollies are essential to their play, so here are a few tips to help you master them.

1. You should keep your shoulders straight.

Before landing, you need more than just your feet in the right position. Also, you should make sure that your shoulders are straight and aligned with the front and back of your skateboard. 

In the event that your shoulders are pointed forward in the direction of your landing, you may experience less of a smooth landing. 

So, When doing the ollie skateboard trick, it’s imperative that your shoulders match up with the ends of your board.

2. Practice Ollie on the Carpet or in Grass

This will prevent your board from rolling. It may seem difficult to ollie while standing still, but if you practice this way, your body will learn the ollie movement. 

Additionally, If you are the person who is concerned that a skateboard will shoot out from under you, then, practice on carpet or grass is the best way to get  started.

3. Practice Ollie Next to a Curb

Put your skateboard right up against a curb. By doing this, you will prevent your board from rolling. 

Next, follow what I just described, but don’t worry about your board. You just have to do it, and land on top of the curb, on the sidewalk. 

Regardless of whether the skateboard will be there or whether you get hurt, just ollie up the curb.

If you do it right, the skateboard will be there. In the event you do it wrong, you are likely to land on your feet on the sidewalk, that’s it! 

Well, Here’s the key – just do it and expect it to work. It is your body’s job to fill in the blanks if you don’t stress, and the less you stress, the more it can kick in and give in to what you’re trying to accomplish.

4. Take your time at the beginning

The key to mastering an ollie is to go slowly in order to achieve a swift, fluid motion. Feel the ground scrape as you press your foot down. The same applies to the actual jump. 

With time, you’ll become better at placing your feet, sliding your feet just right as you lift into the air, and perfecting your technique. 

By starting slow, you can build up more confidence and also allow you to advance your skateboarding skills in the future.

5. Use your momentum to your advantage

If you are able to crush an ollie, you may wonder, how can I ollie even higher? 

Well, to answer this question, you can do this by increasing your momentum in your initial jump. 

In order to ollie higher, you’ll need to increase the fluidity of your motions while also pressing down even harder on your board’s tail. 

To do that, begin by aggressively stomping down on the board’s tail. Then immediately jump up and raise your arms to help your body rise higher. You can accomplish a higher ollie with this technique.

What’s next after you learn the Ollies?

After you learn how to ollie, here are some ways to use or improve it:

  • Once you learn how to ollie, learn how to ollie higher!
  • Learn how to ollie down stairs: Not many tricks look as awesome as when a skater hurls himself down a flight of stairs. But to ollie on stairs, you need to learn how to ollie off curbs first.
  • You can learn how to ollie 180 by ollieing up and spinning yourself around. Those who can ollie can probably learn to ollie 180 fairly quickly. Afterwards, you can try the backside 180 ollie, the 360, etc.

After you master the ollie, you can try any technical skate trick you like!

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My name is Patricia Toh. I was born in the southen of China but I live in Hawaii. I work as a translator. I love skating. But in the future, I’d like to try yoga too."

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