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Ollie help?

okay well im staring to get into the rails were a ollie is kinda or required to get on it and im not gunna lie my ollie sucks idk why can just ollie ive seen videos and when id o ollie only go about half a foot give or take and ive done it at least 20 times.... idk what im doing wrong
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strengthen your legs?

also, do you have a super noodly board? if you're not getting enough height in your ollie, then you need to use your board to get up.

practice by strapping in and ollieing on a flat surface. before you jump, lean back and load some of your weight on the tail of your board and then jump more with your back foot. If you do it correctly you will use the tail of your board as a spring and you will notice that you will really pop up a lot higher.

again, try it a bit on a flat surface in a room with a lot of room. the first few times you will feel off balanced but it gets better the more you do it.

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silly question about the same topic...

I've been wanting to do tricks in my living room but I have all hardwood floors. For people who practice inside do you have carpet?

Im kinda scared about either fucking up my board or floors....should I take it to my backyard int he grass instead? I mean, my neighbors already think Im nuts I don't need to prove them right you know?

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silly question about the same topic...

I've been wanting to do tricks in my living room but I have all hardwood floors. For people who practice inside do you have carpet?

Im kinda scared about either fucking up my board or floors....should I take it to my backyard int he grass instead? I mean, my neighbors already think Im nuts I don't need to prove them right you know?
I've done snowboard practice on the back lawn many times. I do however spread out one of those blue tarps first. If you wet it down it'll even give a bit of slipperiness to help it feel a bit more real.

(sigh. I've rephrased that 3 times and it STILL sounds dirty. )


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I've said it before and I'll say it again, learn to ollie a skateboard. Even just doing it a few hundred times if you have zero success, the mechanics and complexity of them will get into your brain properly. This is how I taught my buddy, he still can't ollie the skateboard to save his life but his snow oliies are infinitely better. I showed him how and then he just practiced for a couple weeks randomly on work breaks and shit.

There is a a ton of dynamic and unnatural movement in an ollie that you do not realize just from watching someone who knows how. This is why someone who doesn't know how looks so terribad trying.

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I've done snowboard practice on the back lawn many times. I do however spread out one of those blue tarps first. If you wet it down it'll even give a bit of slipperiness to help it feel a bit more real.

(sigh. I've rephrased that 3 times and it STILL sounds dirty. )

awesome. Thanks for the tip on the tarp. The only reason I don't have a dirt bike jump track or ramp in my back yard is liability reasons

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Just for the record (especially to the OP) -- as snowklinger says, ollies aren't as easy as they look. I've yet to successfully ollie a skateboard, and my snowboard ollies are still hit and miss. I have a tendency to look at my board when ollying (which is bad), and I often jump off heelside instead of straight up (which is bad), and I have trouble getting any height -- most of the time. Once in a while I manage a perfect one and it feels great. The secret: practice!


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I've been boarding for 25 years, I can ollie @ least 3 feet on a snowboard.

I have never been able to ollie on a skateboard, I don't even try anymore.

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I've been boarding for 25 years, I can ollie @ least 3 feet on a snowboard.

I have never been able to ollie on a skateboard, I don't even try anymore.

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I'm the exact opposite. I've skated all my life, and know the mechanics of an ollie. At the same time i'm just not seeing the height expected to feel good about it. My only thoughts are that speed is required, or i'm not actually flexing the board since i'm only about two season in and my not be able to tell?

p.s if helps i'm riding a full camber mid flex board.
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I've said it before and I'll say it again, learn to ollie a skateboard. Even just doing it a few hundred times if you have zero success, the mechanics and complexity of them will get into your brain properly. This is how I taught my buddy, he still can't ollie the skateboard to save his life but his snow oliies are infinitely better. I showed him how and then he just practiced for a couple weeks randomly on work breaks and shit.

There is a a ton of dynamic and unnatural movement in an ollie that you do not realize just from watching someone who knows how. This is why someone who doesn't know how looks so terribad trying.
this this this!!! attempting to ollie on a skateboard helped my ollie on a snowboard so much, as well as my landings on jumps. I would assume because of how sketchy landing on a skateboard can be (at least to me).

as far as the tarp in the backyard goes, i did the same thing as donutz back in the day. a wet tarp works well

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