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Old 02-23-2013, 07:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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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.

https://vimeo.com/60228692

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.


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Old 02-23-2013, 07:40 PM   #32 (permalink)
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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.
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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.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:33 AM   #34 (permalink)
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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.
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