This time we are going to learn how to do an Ollie.
Ollie is used for jumping off the ground with snapping your tail.
This skill is known well as fundamental skateboarding skill.
It enables rider jumping higher with board flex than jumping just with popping on both feet.
First, we can check tips to do an Ollie quickly.
1. Head is aligned with the center of your board, and hips are over your back leg
2. Pop your back leg and pull your front foot up
3. Pull up your back elbow quick and strong
4. Suck up your back leg quickly after pop
Do you think Ollie is used just for jumping higher?
Actually, there are more reasons why ollie is used by good riders.
For example, we first lift the nose of your board up while doing an ollie.
With an Ollie movement, you lift up the nose higher than when you do a pop with your both feet.
With the reason, when you get on something as a rail and side-in box that are set up its entrance high, and if you try to get it on with a pop, possibility of the nose of your board hitting the item will be increased.
In other words, good rider uses an Ollie to get on the items is because it will avoid the nose of your board hitting the items.
Also, thanks to using board flex with an ollie you can jump higher so that getting on the item is easier and reduce the risk of hitting items.
Ollie is also good to prevent taking off too soon.
If you can wait for takeoff, you can go further thanks to less conflicts with the snow.
So all your tricks goes bigger and smooth.
If you take off at the lip, which is waiting longer to take off?
Timing you take off is when your center of gravity comes on the lip.
While taking off with a pop, your center of gravity is over the center of your board.
But while taking off with an ollie, your center of gravity is over your back leg,
So you will wait longer for takeoff if you take off with an ollie.
Also at any skill level, taking off with a nollie is happening sometimes.
Nollie is taking off with your front foot so shifting weight to forward while taking off which will cause a half front flip to forward.
To prevent this bad scenario, ollie is the one of the option.
Ollie has many good effects to any performance you do.
But taking off with a pop is easier to have solid base for beginners and intermediate too.
If you are above intermediate level, you can try shifting your weight to back leg little by little to take off and try taking off with an ollie.
Next time, you can learn how to Ollie on the flat ground.
So come back here again to boost your snowboarding!
Snowboard Dojo Wiz Team
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