How to Ollie on a Snowboard
Knowing how to ollie on a snowboard is a good way to avoid low obstacles and to give yourself extra lift when going off of jumps. Learning how to ollie on a snowboard is a fairly simple process, it just takes some practice.
To ollie on a snowboard, you will need:
- Start moving forward. You can ollie on a snowboard while stationary. But this article will focus on the more common situation of performing an ollie while moving down a hill. Thus, the first step is starting that forward movement.
- Raise your front foot. The next step in learning how to ollie on a snowboard is raising your front foot. This will bring the front of your snowboard up in the air. While you are doing this, shift your weight back toward the tail of your snowboard.
- Bounce off of the tail of your snowboard. By leaning back on the tail of the snowboard, you are building up pressure in it. With all that pressure, you can use the snowboard as a spring to lift yourself up into the air. That is exactly what you will do to do an ollie.
- Lift your knees up toward your chest. After you have used your snowboard as a spring to get yourself in the air, bring your knees up toward your chest. This brings the snowboard up further from the ground and makes your ollie look bigger. This will also help to flatten out the board in the air.
- Land the ollie. The last step in learning how to ollie on a snowboard is simply landing the ollie. When you land, let your knees bend to help absorb the impact. Now you simply ride on into your next trick, and you now know how to ollie on a snowboard.