In this video, you will learn how to do an Ollie from standing to start mastering jumps and tricks.
Once you've mastered this, you're ready to try an Ollie whilst skating! Check out the next video in our Skateboarding program to find out how.
The Ollie is the first jump you should learn on your Skateboard, and is a key skill to help you progress to more advanced tricks. Discover how to do an Ollie from standing by watching this short tutorial.
In this video, you will learn how to do an ollie while stationary.
To do an ollie, follow these 3 steps: Pop your skateboard, slide your foot up the board and then put the two steps together.
First pop your skateboard.
Stand on your board as if you are about to start skating and shift the heel of your back foot over the tail.
Place yourself in front of a bench or rail that you can hold on to for support.
With your heel, push the tail down sharply.
When the tail touches the ground, shift your balance, releasing your front foot and bending your knee.
Now jump, strongest foot first, landing with both feet on the bolts at the front and back of the board.
Secondly, slide the side of your foot up the board.
To start, wedge the front wheels in a crevice to hold the board in place.
Place your stronger foot in the middle of the board, and your back foot on the end of the tail, with your heel over the edge.
Push down on your back leg, so that the tail pops on the ground, keeping your front foot on the board.
Bend your foot inwards so it's at a right angle to the board, then slide the outside of your foot up the board, towards the nose.
Practice this a few times, landing back on your skateboard each time.
Thirdly, putting both these moves together.
Stand on the board the same as before.
Bend your knees as you prepare to jump, keeping your shoulders straight.
With your back foot, push down sharply on the tail of your board and jump.
At the same time, slide the outside of your front foot up the board.
Lift your back foot at the same time, so that the board lifts off the ground.
Both feet should land on the bolts of your board together
If necessary, you can practice this using a board without trucks.
The ollie is a difficult move to master but it opens up a whole load of other tricks to you. Keep practising and don't give up!