Its complicated because of the timing involved. On a skate aside from the off-timing of the piston action, the front foot also has to slide up the deck pulling it into the air while the back foot is forced to follow paralell so that you are actually like this in midair \ \.
The main difference for the guy who can ollie a skate, the power you get out of kicking your tail on a sk8 is what you get from flexing your board somewhere around or a bit behind the rear binding (depending on the board). Every board has its own personality, but you will find that when you mix boardflex, timing and a little terrain help, you can BOOST it.
Unless your riding some plank.
Snowolf if you are doing a flatland ollie like over a slow sign or something you have to get your front foot shoved like you do in a big skate ollie, I see your perspective but suggest there are as many similarties as differences between the two.
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Last edited by snowklinger; 12-10-2012 at 11:03 PM.