Ollie is the fundamental trick in skateboarding which helps the skater to take a jump with their skateboard. It can be used to avoid Obstacles and get over gaps and terrains. Ollie is the base for many ariel tricks like kickflip, heelflip, pop shuvit etc.
Every Skateboarder knows that learning ‘Ollie’ is the is the most basic and important among the tricks. Yes! ollie is a very important trick for every person who wants to Pop tricks like Kickflip, heel flip, pop shuvit etc.
Before you start to learn how to pop an ollie, admins of skatesradar.com recommend to first learn Basics of skateboard like pushing, turning etc. If you have learned it then move forward or Navigate to our Step by step Basic learning guide.
It would not be wrong if I say that many of these tricks are the different versions of Ollie.
You can use ollies for getting over the curbs, and to get down the curb, to Avoid obstacles and of course practicing pro tricks.
This is the first step in learning skateboarding Tricks. Probably this is the easiest tricks to get started with but it is not very much easy for a beginner who has just started learning basics. Like everything in your life, you do needs afford.
Like everything in your life you do needs afford and motivation. Ollie can also be learned if you are motivated enough that you don’t give up and give all your effort to Learn it.
Here is the detailed Step by Step guide to Learn how to Ollie:
Stand or Roll
Whether you can roll on your board at the comfortable speed or you can also Ollie in Stationary position. Just make sure that doesn’t do it too much without rolling, as this might be a bad habit and after that, you may get the fear of falling when trying it while moving.
Put your back foot on the tip of the tail of your board and your Front foot in the half middle of the deck. If you are not sure about your front or back foot, Navigate to find Your riding stance).
Now bend your knees and crouch down to start at the trick. You can never perfect ollie with straight knees, so make sure you bend your knees. Bending your knees also makes balance on the board and also helps in a higher jump.
Kick down and Jump
Kick down with your Back foot and jump higher.
- Raise your front foot first
- Bend your knees towards your chest
- Jump immediately after you kick down the board.
Slide Front Foot
When you kick off the tail of the board and you are in the air, Immediately Slide your front foot up to the nose of the deck. Tuck your knees to your chest so that the board gets leveled a decent height.
Now Spread your legs and push down the board.When you reach a decent height and your board is leveled horizontally.
While pushing down the board, first push with your front foot. Now you have to try to land safely.
Land on the Board
Once you complete all the steps while jumping, now it comes the most important step to complete a perfect ollie. Landing on the Deck of your skateboard is the last challenge for you. Most people complete all steps but can’t land on the deck, This problem is known as “Chicken Foot”.
You should land comfortably and stay your knees bent to absorb shocks. Try to keep your both foot on the deck and try to land on all four wheels, as it will reduce chances of disbalance.
In skateboarding, the more you practice the more you become the master. Learning basic is a must for learning tricks, as it provides more control over your board. First, try to Jump correctly and then go to other next steps. If your skateboard moves off the position while jumping, You can also try it on the grass or any other surface where it can’t roll. Landing on the board is the major part of the Ollie Learning Tutorial because if you can’t land on the board it’s not and ollie.