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05-18-2014 10:58 PM
flysolo. What I found helpful was fully extending your back leg before jumping. This really gave me a lot of air. I used to make quick short hops on my back leg, but If I go slower and fully load the tail when extending my back leg, It feels like I get much more air and the ollie much more smoother. I just started freestyle, so don't take me too seriously
05-16-2014 09:44 PM
tonicusa "One" reason guys often mention popping an ollie on a skateboard is so that as a snowboarder you get it through your head that the snowboard isn't a diving board that will spring you into the air. It won't. In fact if you lean to hard or long on the tail as to " jump off it " it's game over. Somewhat similar to a skateboard you want to think of crisp unweighted movements that load up and pop the board beneath you while you are lifting your own weight into the air from hopping and your core. Together the board and your own movements will combine to get you added lift. And lastly on a cambered board you really have to drive the shit out of it to bend and pop the solid wood tail, it's a forceful move.
05-16-2014 02:17 PM
Jed
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So any tips for using 'flex' of the board while ollieing or doing flqtground 180s and so on...
The main thing with ollies is timing. Just practicing that timing and how you load up that tail and spring off it. If your timing is off by just a little it makes a huge change in how much spring you'll get from that tail, so it just comes down to practice and fine tuning the timing.

It's just about really springing and shifting your body position in one quick movement to load up your tail, then springing off it.

If you need video, the first free snowboard trick tip video in my free tips series covers ollies and flatground 180s.

You can find it here: Free Snowboard Freestyle Lessons & Trick Tips (I'm working on re-doing my entire free tips series and making a no email-opt in version of those videos for snowboardingforum, but for now you'll have to make do with entering an email first).

Sorry I've been a little mia from the tips forum, I've been swamped with work, but I've got a lot of free snowboard video content in the works for the forum. Got a full set of freestyle videos, plus the beginner and intermediate+carving tutorials being filmed and edited right now, just really depends on how fast my team can get everything edited and set up.
05-15-2014 06:06 PM
linvillegorge
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So any tips for using 'flex' of the board while ollieing or doing flqtground 180s and so on...
I'm definitely not the guy around here to ask on freestyle tips, but you have to load it up. Don't be afraid to get your weight outside of the bindings and out on the tips.
05-15-2014 05:49 PM
Krazy
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Even if it wasn't, that's a pretty soft, lively board. It'd have to be way too big for him to feel like a dead plank.
So any tips for using 'flex' of the board while ollieing or doing flqtground 180s and so on...
05-15-2014 03:33 PM
linvillegorge
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as long as we assume the board is properly sized for his weight.
Even if it wasn't, that's a pretty soft, lively board. It'd have to be way too big for him to feel like a dead plank.
05-15-2014 03:29 PM
td.1000
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Okay, yeah, it's you not the board. I thought you might be on some oversized, stiff plank and in that case it very well could've been related to the stick.
as long as we assume the board is properly sized for his weight.
05-15-2014 12:39 PM
linvillegorge
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Forum Destroyer Doubledog with Cartel 2013s on em
Okay, yeah, it's you not the board. I thought you might be on some oversized, stiff plank and in that case it very well could've been related to the stick.
05-15-2014 12:39 PM
Krazy
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keep practicing? it would help to know what kind of setup you're on just in case, but it's probably more a question of being more proactive with your board. it takes a while, but at some point you'll figure out how to use that "wood plank" to your advantage. it shouldn't feel like you're dragging a 2x4 along with you, but more like having a diving board attached to your feet. just keep doing those presses and ollies (and of course the penguin walk) and eventually you'll start feeling lighter on your board.

and ignore those kids that make it look easy. it is NOT easy, especially not at the beginning.
That sounds alright.And to be more detailded i'd say im not feeling the "pop"Cuz whenever i try to ollie it feels like im trying to hop,not my board is boosting me or helping me you know...
05-15-2014 12:37 PM
Krazy
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What board do you have? It very well may be related to the board.
Forum Destroyer Doubledog with Cartel 2013s on em
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