Before you can tackle big, impressive tricks on your skateboard, you have to master the Ollie. The Ollie is, hands down, the most important trick you will learn in skateboarding, because it is the foundation for many other tricks. When you first start out, you are likely to make mistakes as you are mastering the Ollie. Luckily, GetBoards is here to help! We don’t just sell skateboards online, we also want to help you to reach your goals. That is why we have come up with the following list of common beginner ollie mistakes and what you should do to correct them:
- Improper foot placement – It can be difficult to stay in control of your Ollies if your feet aren’t in the right place on the board. Your back foot needs to be placed in the center of the tail of your board, and your front foot should slip towards the nose of the board.
- Subpar pop – Until you understand the mechanics of an Ollie, it can be difficult to get the pop right. You can get the best pop by crouching, jumping and kicking your back foot down while your front foot slides up towards the nose of your skateboard.
- Shifting – If you always tend to land your Ollies at an angle, you have a problem with shifting. This is usually due to your shoulders. Try lining your shoulders up with your board. Your skateboard goes where your shoulders go, and by staying in line, you can enjoy straighter ollies.
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