How To Do An Ollie On A Skateboard
If you want to skate and you haven't learned how to do an ollie on a skateboard, you should. The ollie, one of the most fundamental skateboarding tricks, allows the skateboarder to jump up into the air while still on the board. It lays the foundation for flip tricks, grinds, rails, stairs and almost everything else. Follow these steps and you'll be ollying over cars by next week.
Supplies you'll need:
- A skateboard
- Adopt the right stance on the board. You'll need to place your rear foot on the tail and your front foot in the middle of the board. Your front foot should point forward.
- Use the ball of your rear foot to push down on the tail of the board. The nose of the board will come up.
- Without trying to jump, practice dragging the side of your front foot forward along the board as you press down on the tail with the ball of your rear foot. Combining these two motions, quickly and with force, causes the board to leap into the air under your feet.
- Combine both movements. Push down the tail of the skateboard with your rear foot, while dragging the side of your front foot forward. The pushing motion should be forceful and the dragging motion should be fluid.
- As your board comes up, it will remain beneath your feet. Practice until you're able to land a stationary ollie, then attempt the trick while moving. Once you've mastered the moving ollie, you can move on to more advanced skateboard tricks.