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Old 06-04-2014, 06:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently started boarding ( just over a month riding ), but have been going quite often 2-3 times a week, 2-3 hours each time. It has all been on a indoor slope, and likely will be for the foreseeable future ( hence the name fridge kid ). I've got the hang of ride on features ( i.e. where the ramp leads all the way up to the fun box/pipe, so you can just ride over it as normal ).

The next step then is to stick a feature where you have to 'pop ' onto the obstacle. My question is how exactly you jump. Do you lift the front of the board of jump off the tail end like a diving board, or do you jump equally with both feet?

Any other tips for sticking these kind of obstacles?
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Old 06-04-2014, 08:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Ollie onto it. Which is I'm guessing what you're talking about.

Watch this video. If you already know how to ollie you can skip to 1:45 and it will show you how he ollies onto these features
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeUrgAid5bs
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sorry for being stupidly obvious, but practice your ollies on the flat before trying them out on features. you want to avoid going on a box/rail all wobbly or not getting enough height and going down chin first.
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That video was perfect . It was ollie I was talking about when I said to jump off the tail end, I just didn't know the terminology.

I pretty much have the Ollie nailed, though obviously more practice is always good, so now I just need to put it into practice on the features.

Thanks for the quick responses.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:24 AM   #5 (permalink)
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That video was perfect . It was ollie I was talking about when I said to jump off the tail end, I just didn't know the terminology.

I pretty much have the Ollie nailed, though obviously more practice is always good, so now I just need to put it into practice on the features.

Thanks for the quick responses.
It sounds like you're describing Ollie vs Pop.

Ollie = off the tail as you now know
Pop = Evenly off both feet

As far as which is better, it's situational, but you can use either in most cases (there are always exceptions - but for most basic rail tricks you can use either). I use pop most of the time and ollies situationally, but I know some friends who only use ollies and some who are more like me and mix it up.

As far as other tips for popping/ollies onto rails here's a big one...

You don't need to ollie/pop onto the start of the rail

Aim to land about a foot or two down the rail and you'll notice that this spot is actually either equal to or lower than your actual take-off.

Most people wrongly assume they need a ton of ollie or pop to hit street style rails and boxes, but in reality everyone lands a foot or two down the rail so height isn't a big deal.
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