Skate Warehouse is always stoked when people want to skateboard. Whether you’ve been skating for a while or just started, we put together this video to help teach you how to ollie. Watch the video and then read through the steps, and after that, get outside and try it! Head over to our skateboarding Tips & Tricks at the Skate Warehouse website to find more helpful videos.
One of skateboardings most basic tricks, the ollie is an upward jump in a forward direction. If your skate stance is goofy you will need to stand with your right foot forward and your left foot in back. If your stance is regular you will need to do the opposite.
The ollie requires a lot of force. Overall you need to snap the tail of your skateboard down toward the ground, creating the pop. When the tail of your skateboard hits the ground it’s going to pop the whole board up into the air. As you create this motion with the tail of your board your front foot should be somewhere in the middle of the board or right behind the front bolts, and as you snap the tail down drag your front foot up the board.
In one motion you’re going to pop and drag your foot up the board. By dragging your front foot up you level the board out. When landing the ollie make sure your knees are bent.
To start, try doing an ollie up or off a curb or down some stairs.
Let’s break that down again:
- Known your stance, whether it’s goofy or regular and stand accordingly on your skateboard.
- Place your front foot in the middle of the board or right behind the front bolts.
- Snap the tail of your skateboard toward the ground while simultaneously dragging your front foot up the board.
- Land with your knees slightly bent.
- Rinse and repeat.
Remember, the most important thing is to have fun. Don’t get discouraged if you’re having problems, just keep practicing. Skate Warehouse is here to help, get in touch with us by visiting our website, where we have lots more helpful tips, sending an email to info@skatewarehouse, or calling 1.800.GO.SKATE.
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