So, you want to learn how to Ollie on a skateboard. Then you are in the right place. This article will help you learn how to Ollie on a skateboard so that you can succeed in skateboarding.
The first thing you need to know is the position you should be in when you Ollie on a skateboard. In the picture to the left, I am holding my foot and knee in an L or "L" position. At this point I am turning the board to the right with my knees bent at about 90 degrees.
I will now shift the board slightly to the right and begin to turn it to the right using my skate straight part to my left. I am going to start skating my skate straight part towards the right. It should start behind me, so if I move it to the left it will fall under me and may get away from me.
The next part of learning how to Ollie on a skateboard is to adjust your speed. You will notice that I move my hand down to the left and slide into a normal skate Ollie position. If you make a small ollie and roll left I will slow down and try to get out of the way.
Once you have gotten comfortable doing a regular Ollie, you can move on to a ramp to learn how to Ollie on a skateboard. You will find that ramps give you the greatest leverage as you come to a stop. You will also be able to focus on one spot so you can get your Ollie down easier.
In the picture to the left, I have decided to stop on the ramp because I am trying to stop my skateboard. This means that my skateboard is on a ramp. If you do a regular Ollie, this is not a problem.
Another way to make a stop in a ramp is to use your skateboard straight part to the right and bounce off of the ramp onto your skateboard straight part. If you do a regular Ollie, then this move will not work because you will just get up and over the ramp. With a ramp you can make it up and over the ramp or even bounce off.
It is a good idea to practice Ollie's. Try to do at least two every day. By doing so you will become familiar with the basic movements needed to perform these moves.
Practice all of these moves on the ramp and on the skateboard. In a short amount of time you will be able to perform them perfectly.
When you feel confident in the abilities of your Ollie you can move onto some freestyle tricks. Some freestyle tricks are: frontside Ollie, backside Ollie, frontside flip, backside flip, spike Ollie, Ollie off a ramp, and Ollie off an edge. I am going to concentrate on three.
Frontside Ollie. In a frontside Ollie you will be able to use your skate straight part to the right and pivot onto your skateboard straight part so that you will land flat on your stomach with your skateboard straight part facing in the direction you want to go.
Backside Ollie. In a backside Ollie you will be able to use your skate straight part to the right and pivot onto your skateboard straight part. Slide the straight part towards the back of your skateboard to roll over the edge of the ramp. You will slide down the straight part back and then quickly turn your skateboard straight side to the other way so that you will land flat on your stomach with your skateboard straight part facing in the direction you want to go.