Welcome to /r/newskaters! There is a difference between Ollieing on a skateboard versus a longboard. Make sure to place your feet correctly. Pull your knees up to your chest when you Ollie because your board will only go as high as your feet. Seven Tips On How To Ollie Skateboarding On A Longboard. After this, start to rise into the jumping position. However, with Zumiez Longboards, traveling in style isn't a problem. It is done by pushing down on the back foot on the board's tail, which raises the board off of the ground and into the air. This video is unavailable. In essence, though, Ollieing is done by pressing down on the back foot on the tail of the board in order to push the deck off of the ground and into the air. Once you're able to achieve a solid jump, a good snap, get the board into a vertical position, and maintained contact with your feet, you should be able to easily level the board while in the air. Now, get on the longboard. Overall, the Ollie is simultaneously a simple and complicated trick. It consists of popping, sliding, and jumping on the board at the same time. As long as they make it to the other side without falling, it should count for you. But I can't seem to actually Ollie off it, my tail never hits the ground. If you are trying to start the Ollie after you hit the ramp your momentum will get messed up and you won't pop...you'll just jump off your board and it will still be waiting for you on the ramp. You will use your back foot to begin the jump. But ollieing off this kicker would give me more air, so what grab should I learn? 0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. One is a really steep metal kicker that I don't want to try, 1 is a somewhat mellow small ramp with a rail in the middle of it, and the other is a slightly steeper ramp. The landing back on the ground is as important as the taking off and the jump. Rather than stomping down on the board, simply jump. I know it's an angle, so I might just need to slam it harder than I'm used to on flat, but still. Both ways are valid and work to achieve this goal. To reach maximum height on the longboard Ollie, lift up your back foot and rise the tail by pushing the nose forward. If the back foot is pointed at the nose slightly, it will be easier to drag the back foot up the board on the inside edge. […]. It is performed without the assistance of a ramp or the rider's hands. It can be used to jump curbs and other objects, or just for fun. Hi! Please read the rules before posting. How to ollie off a launch pad/flate ramp/ speed bump « on: February 05, 2019, 07:55:05 PM » So i started skating about 6months ago and my ollies are pretty good on flat and moving fast, i can do a 4 step and some decent gaps but i cant seem to figure out how to ollie off a launch pad/flat ramp or even a speed bump, like i want to ollie and catch a but of air but im baffled as to how. The Ollie is known as one of the most—if not the absolute most—fundamental trick in skateboarding and longboarding. Practice step three by standing on the longboard's tail. As you kick your knee up, extend your back leg up to a tiptoe position. Next, crouch down to achieve spring for the jump. At this point, the front foot is high in the air, so when you snap the tail, it's already out of your way. I've been gradually trying to Ollie off the top of the ramp, first starting with a manual, then a Chinese Ollie half pop type thing, and then trying a real Ollie. You have entered an incorrect email address! The trick is not to focus solely on pushing down on the board, as the Ollie is a jump. Continue this step until you achieve mastery and are able to pop the board with consistency. SLAP OG : Been around since SLAP was a mag. Many of these challenges test your skills to steadily increase your ability to earn a higher score, combine various moves, and find collectibles in the course. You'll start by pushing the front foot down to counteract the back foot's pushing up. The trick with kickers is you need to already be setup for the Ollie before you hit the ramp. Following the proper technicalities is the best way to ensure you learn your Ollie, practice it, and avoid damage to you or your longboard. It is executed through jumping off of the board from the back foot, causing the tail to bounce off of the ground and into the air. The longboard Ollie is, in essence, a jump on the longboard off of the back foot. You are in the air, and you must now land. You have a few different methods to complete this challenge, such as launching off one pipe doing an ollie and landing on the other ramp. To protect against this, keep your knees bent while landing. CTRL + SPACE for auto-complete. Watch Queue Queue. I've tried Ollie nosegrabs and Ollie Indy's on flat, but I can't get the board high enough and in the air long enough to actually grab it. Finally, you will land, with your stance changed a bit. To absorb the landing, you will put your arms back down to maintain control and regain balance. Here, your back leg should be extended down to the pointed toe, and the front foot should be dragged up to the nose quickly. But I can't seem to actually Ollie off it, my tail never hits the ground. Press down on the back foot. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. An Ollie is a skateboarding and longboarding jump in which the rider and board leap into the air. Your feet will be closer to the nose and wider apart than they were at the start. Post your skate footage if you seek help on tricks, gear, or anything else related. They will safeguard against damage to the board and will help you achieve the air you wish to gain. Make it down the ramp and go to the left. Start at the bottom and pump your way up the sides of the ramp going faster and getting higher, once you get the hang of that you can pivot at the top of your push to move around the ramp. If you land on the nose or tail, they can be damaged. You have to pop earlier than you think, once you figure out the timing it’s just like a flat ground Ollie, but yeah don’t worry about grabbing yet, New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Boarders use this trick to jump without having the assistance of a rail or ramp. When you’re ready, have them ride straight out and jump right before they hit the side. It is done by pushing down on the back foot on the board's tail, which raises the board off of the ground and into the air. Timing is key here because if you snap early, the board will bounce off your front foot and won't get much vertical angle. Also, just a side second question, what grab would be easiest to learn first with this type of air? This will lift the board up after the initial pop. The board should be flat and leveled with the ground. Start in a narrow tail stance, with your feet less than shoulder width apart. This is important to the Ollie, so it is best to prepare for this part from the very start. It is also advisable to practice basketball layups off of your back leg as a training exercise. Angle your skater on the side as close to the wall you can get them. The back foot must be on the tail, and the front foot must be in the middle or closer to the longboard's nose. Then, lift your legs up into the air and jump. You need to complete several park goals in Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 to advance through the game. You have a few different methods to complete this challenge, such as launching off one pipe doing an ollie and landing on the other ramp. Write CSS OR LESS and hit save. Even let it hang off the edge slightly. The ollie is the foundation to almost every trick on the street, and most tricks on ramps. You have a few different methods to complete this challenge, such as launching off one pipe doing an ollie and landing on the other ramp. Both ways are valid and work to achieve this goal. Gefland wanted to air above the ramp coping without grabbing his board and consequently this is how the ollie was invented.