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Old 02-27-2012, 10:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Learn to ollie a skateboard.

Everyone who can ollie a skateboard is better at ollieing their snowboards than people who can't.

Ever watch someone mimic an ollie on a sk8, their first try? It looks terrible. This is because the mechanics are not simply intuitive and require practice, finesse, accuracy, power and timing. If you are entering this on snow without experience, you are effectively going at it blind, not that it cannot be done, but your mind and body are not going to wrap themselves around the concept properly if you just cruise around on your snowboard wondering why it doesn't "snap" "pop" "are my legs weak" (wtf? If you can snowboard for more than 2 hours your legs are strong enough to ollie).

You don't even have to get good at it, but teaching your body the concept, and trying it a hundred times or so, you will move past that initial stage where it doesn't resemble an ollie one bit, to where you can at least understand where you are trying to go. At this stage, moving to snow will already really benefit from skate practice.

Hint: Ollieing a skateboard is harder, trickier mechanics, but if its not worth learning you can just resign yourself to ollieing your snowboard less well
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:15 AM   #12 (permalink)
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And if you can fit into skinny chicken leg jeans, it's probably time to bulk up those quads up.
Most "skinny" jeans have spandex in them. I bet all of us could fit into a pair, but how we would look in them is a completely different story.
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Most "skinny" jeans have spandex in them. I bet all of us could fit into a pair, but how we would look in them is a completely different story.
while i would look SO stupid in skinny jeans i honestly dont think i could fit. for some reason i naturally have huge calves (wish my upper body was naturally that big) and i fill out normal jeans as it is, too bad i dont even want to stoop low enough to even try them. I saw this high school age kid at the hill the other day with skinny jeans...he had such chicken legs it didnt even look like he had calves, or any muscle for that matter, at all. my arms are bigger than his legs, there were seriously little twigs. i just stared in amazement someone's legs could be that tiny.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Yea thanks guys for the tips...I'm gonna keep practicing.

Btw if I want to ollie and spin a 180, do I need to build the spin before I take off or can I just get air with the board flat, then switch in mid-air...

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Both techniques are used in different aspects of snowboarding.
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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while i would look SO stupid in skinny jeans i honestly dont think i could fit. for some reason i naturally have huge calves (wish my upper body was naturally that big) and i fill out normal jeans as it is, too bad i dont even want to stoop low enough to even try them. I saw this high school age kid at the hill the other day with skinny jeans...he had such chicken legs it didnt even look like he had calves, or any muscle for that matter, at all. my arms are bigger than his legs, there were seriously little twigs. i just stared in amazement someone's legs could be that tiny.
Looks aside, once again they are still pants and come in different sizes and usually have spandex in them (that means they stretch duh). My girl has legs easily half my size and I was able to joking fit into a pair of her stretchy skinny jeans.
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #17 (permalink)
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i doubt its because your weak. I'm 5'7 120 lb and i have no problem flexing my rome 390s or popping ollies. it just takes practice. For about 2 weeks i stood infront of a mirror and corrected my form before i was able to do a good ollie.
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