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Great video! But I spot a difference compared to previous explenations:
- In the video from weight over front leg he slided the board forward in a quick movement to get his weight over back leg.
- As I read/understood suggestion is from weight over front leg to move upper body quickly to weight over back leg.
The end result is the same - weight over back leg. But the transition is different - at least as described. I havn't tried it yet. Since I am not that good at ollie it will be interesting to see if this can improve my ollies.
They're not inconsistent. Sliding the board forward is kind of a natural consequence of quickly shifting your weight back. I've never thought of specifically focusing on the sliding forward thing, but it's the same movement either way.
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Try to simplify the mechanics in your head. You can hear how to ollie from a ton of different people. One of the ways they say to think about it will click for you.

I think about it as putting my weight on my back leg with my knees bent. Then I think of lifting my front leg to completely put the weight on the tail of the board. Push off the back leg and feel the board help pop you into the air. Bring the board to level mid air.

You'll get it. You just have to get the timing right. When you feel it once, you will always be able to do it.
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I have been riding a reverse camber board for a couple of days. It has put an damper on my ollie. They are not consistently big like they were with my regular camper twin tipped snowboard or as loud. Maybe I just need to ride the reverse camber board more and get use to it. It is very different from my old board.

I don't like getting 5 inch high ollies when I can do that in the flats bigger with my old board.


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I have been riding a reverse camber board for a couple of days. It has put an damper on my ollie. They are not consistently big like they were with my regular camper twin tipped snowboard or as loud. Maybe I just need to ride the reverse camber board more and get use to it. It is very different from my old board.

I don't like getting 5 inch high ollies when I can do that in the flats bigger with my old board.
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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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
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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
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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.
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