This has been a good thread, thanks everyone who contributed. I've always struggled with ollies, tending to only clear a few inches off the ground. Then again, I've never really looked at the mechanics of it as described here and in the linked videos. Considering Ohio is snow-less at the moment, I think I'll be strapping-in and practicing at home a bit this week to see if I can pull the various motions together and get that tail loaded and popping.
This is why I am glad I found this place!