How to Fakie Ollie on a Snowboard

Learning how to fakie ollie on a snowboard is much like learning how to ollie. The only real difference in learning how to fakie ollie is which direction on the board you are facing. Before you start learning how to fakie ollie, you will need to gather the following items.

  • Snowboard
  • Snow
  • Hill
  • Helmet

Once you have these items, you are ready to learn how to fakie ollie on a snowboard. 

  1. Ride the snowboard switch. The first step in learning how to fakie ollie on a snowboard is getting into the switch position. This means you switch the foot that is regularly in front with your back foot. If you ride normal, switch means your right foot will be in front. If you ride goofy, switch means your left foot will be in front. 
  2. Lift your front foot up. Once you are in the switch position, lift your front foot up and transfer your weight to your back foot. If you are regular, this means you should be lifting your right foot, and if you are goofy you should be lifting your left foot. 
  3. Use the tail of the board to pop yourself in the air. Leaning back on your back foot will cause the nose of your board (which is now in the tail position since you are riding switch) to act as a spring. Use that force to launch yourself in the air. When you are airborne, bring your knees up to your chest to increase the size of your fakie ollie and to also make sure your board flattens out in the air.
  4. Land the fakie ollie. The last step in learning how to fakie ollie on a snowboard is landing it. Bend your knees when your snowboard hits the ground to absorb the impact, and then ride away and look cool. You now know all about how to do a fakie ollie on a snowboard. 
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