Originally Posted by Donutz
First, jumping with both legs isn't "improper", it's just not ollying. There are situations where popping is the proper thing to do.
Second, can you ollie better when you're not moving? I personally find it easier to ollie when I'm not moving, becuase when I'm moving I'm hesitant about throwing my weight onto my back leg. If so, that's just practice.
I also see lots of people not shift there weight forward much first. So the weight shift backwards is not as dramatic. Which ends up being a very small pop.
Other thing I see a lot is people trying to throw their weight back, but they are very straight legged.