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When I was a kid this is the way I looked at things; I figured if I can jump 5ft in the air then I can ollie 5ft. And, do you know what? It started working for me. But, it was after years of skating, being in shape, and mastering the ollie. So, first what you have to do is start setting up obstacles to ollie over. You mentioned that you can ollie as high as 8 inches right? Thats about as wide as a board set sideways. Anyway, during your next skate session you and your budies should take turns setting up each others boards sideways. Practice olling over a single board until you feel real comfortable clearing it. Next, stack another board up so you have 2 boards stacked up. The hieght of two boards stacked up sidewyas is about 1 foot or more. Practice clearing 2 boards until you get really comfortable with that height. Once you master that stack a 3rd board. Setting goals will help you to progress fast. The key to progression in to have an obstale to clear and to set goals. The next time you contact us here at activemailorder you should be at almost 3 boards. Take care and remember practice makes big ollies.
i think setting goals are the best way to advance. my problem is that when i bring my legs up to get more height, i can't jump as high as normal because i'm too focused on the drag and bringing my back foot up.
this is a good a good tip but i didnt like it when i stacked 3 boards up i got smashed but than i got it and now i can ollie higher than ever
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hi my name is cj and im 12 learning to olli its easy to olli but its hard getting highr in the air but seens i read this il try it so thank u for telling the world this your freind cj
higher ollies? with every trick the more you do it the better you get at it. just keep doing it and the timing will come, not much in skateboarding happens over night you just have to get out there and do it
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|