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02-24-2013 11:33 AM
Donutz My ollies are still hit and miss. Most of the time they're mediocre, sometimes I totally flub it, but once in a while I get it just right and almost go orbital. Just practice, I guess.
02-24-2013 08:31 AM
Vinh Yay for this topic. Been looking about on youtube already on how to do ollies and learning a lot from it, but I think this topic(and the videos linked that I didn't find) just gave it that extra bit for me to understand it more to start practising ollies next time I'm boarding.
02-23-2013 07:40 PM
jdang307 Is that you in that video? I thought he/you were going to leaf it down (he didn't make a turn )

I can do those ollies no problem. And I get what you're saying. The conditions/situation dictates what you can do.
02-23-2013 07:35 PM
timmytard There are a couple ways to do an ollie.

You can use your legs only, just by lifting up your front foot, using the board like a diving board & bouncing the tail like a springboard.

Or you can rock your whole body forward then backward like described in the video.

The latter being easier when it's deep, heavy or just chopped up to shit.

I don't really think about it anymore, but when I watched the little vid there.
It looked like similar movements to this little ollie.

You have to ollie a little bit off drops with no kick, otherwise the nose drops first & you either eat shit or break your board. Possibly both.

02-23-2013 06:55 PM
jdang307 Here is a question. When I'm not strapped in on my back foot, and my foot is where a stomp pad would usually go, I can ollie pretty well.

But once I strap in my back foot, my ollies are very weak. I'm thinking with my back foot almost in the middle of the board I'm getting better leverage so it's popping higher.

My ollies do suck and if I'm going fast and there is a little bump in the snow I can get pretty good air but if it's smooth my ollies are flaccid. I think I'm having trouble doing the fore-aft movement while going fast.
01-21-2013 01:25 PM
Originally Posted by mikez View Post
I think this is great - when you get on a mountain, start at the beginning and take your time practising each step as described:
Ollie Snowboard Trick Tips - YouTube
well thanks for the help but i already got my olling when i was waiting in line ofr tow rope or waiting for my friends to strap in i would just play with my board and before u klnew it i was olling like i was born to do it
01-20-2013 06:52 AM
mikez I think this is great - when you get on a mountain, start at the beginning and take your time practising each step as described:
Ollie Snowboard Trick Tips - YouTube
01-17-2013 08:24 AM
rasmasyean You can use a heavy blanket in place of a carpet to practice.

But note that some wax will be removed from your board when practicing like this. It might require rewaxing prior to mountain if you want to restore the performance.

And make sure you use a stone to eliminate the burrs so it doesn't catch your blanket and ruin it.
12-14-2012 11:42 AM
MeanJoe 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!
12-14-2012 01:46 AM
Originally Posted by SGoldwin View Post
My friend who is much better than me on ollies had similar problem when he switched board from camber to rocker. He had to play around for a while to find out where the pop-"zone" was. He described it as it was "later" in the press on the rocker compared to the camber. Now he is close to the hights he had before.

Good to know The reverse camber board I have is very different from my previous regular camber board. It's one of those reverse camber boards with camber under the bindings. It also is a little longer and has magnatraction. I was able to get more air today, but I do think I need to ride it more and learn it's ways. It's irritating to get 5 inches of air when your use to feet.

I will say the board is way more stable than my previous one.
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