On average it takes between a couple of weeks and 6 months to learn an ollie. It also depends on how long you practice each day. Some practice for 3 hours and others for 1 hour. The fastest way to learn an ollie is by making sure you cover the basics first.
Unlike a soccer ball in mid-flight, a skateboard mid-ollie is being actively steered. This is exactly what makes doing an ollie so hard. It's not enough to get the skateboard up into the air - you also have to steer it while it's in the air. In fact, we can work out how you need to steer the skateboard.
Start on a soft surface like grass.
The two biggest parts to doing an ollie are getting the movements right and having confidence that you can do it. Start practicing on a soft surface such as grass or carpet. This will hold your board still as you practice, and won't hurt as much as concrete if you fall off.
Ollie problems are extremely common for new skaters. Skateboarding is kind of cruel this way—the ollie is probably the most important skate trick to learn, and it's one of the first tricks skaters try. But it's also one of the toughest!
Almost all problems with low ollies are a result of not picking your feet up high enough. When you are executing an ollie, you should have your shoulders centered -- pull those shoulders back a little.
Before you practice an ollie, start learning the hippie jump first. You'll get a bit of a feeling what it's like to jump without popping your deck. This is a really easy trick which you can start doing by just jumping on your skateboard and work yourself up.
The laser flip requires a lot of strength and power to push out the board with the front foot in the right direction and pop hard with your back foot. Scooping in the opposite direction is one of the things that makes laser flips so difficult and tough.
The laser flip is probably the hardest flat ground trick to land. It combines a 360 shuv with a varial heelflip.
Caveman is a skateboarding trick done by jumping onto one's board into (usually) a grind or board slide. Caveman is also used as a verb to describe attempting a trick from midway, usually by setting the board in position with one's hands, then jumping on the board.
Wide decks are obviously better for taller skaters with bigger feet, while shorter small-footed skaters may find them harder to ollie. But it's not just about the skater's height and shoe size – narrower decks tend to be easier for doing tricks so are generally preferred by street skaters.
2 FEET (60CM) FOR YOUR FIRST GOAL
Good ollie can make other tricks like kickflip or grind/slide tricks easier so we recommend to take your time to get used to your ollie here. Set your first goal to around 2 feet (60cm.) You can move to kick flip or other flat ground tricks once you can ollie over more than 2 feet.
Ollie is the hardest thing to learn in skateboarding. It took me and my friends a long time. I think it's hard to explain it, so it's hard to teach. It's rather that the initial smack or pop of the tail against the floor makes the board fly upward, which you can reproduce by just by stamping on the tail of your board.
Doing a stationary ollie is sometimes actually a lot easier than learning to ride a skateboard comfortably at speed, without doing much at all.
It took me a few months to get a consistent, decent ollie.
You should practice skateboarding for 1-2 hours a day if you play skateboards for fun. If you want to become a professional skater, 4-6 hours a day will be a reasonable amount of time to practice skateboarding. You can practice more than that number of hours in a day if your body and mind are good.
The highest official flat ground ollies are generally performed in ollie contests. The highest preferred stance ollie was 45.00 inches (114.3 cm) from the ground, performed by Aldrin Garcia. The highest switch stance ollie was 40.125 inches (101.92 cm), performed by Gavin Caperton.
Doing an ollie on a Penny board is possible, but it is not very easy to execute because of the tiny kicktail, short 22” length, and significantly narrow deck at 5.9”. The lack of grip tape is another factor that makes it harder to ollie on a penny board.
If you wear shoes 9.5 or larger, we recommend getting a deck between 8.0 and 8.5 inches. In general, skaters who like flip tricks, manuals, ledges, flat bars and technical tricks usually prefer boards on the narrower side of the spectrum (7.75 – 8.25 inches).
For beginners, I recommend going for an 8.5. Wider decks provide more stability when you're a newbie. When you know the basics, you could always move on to a narrower deck. Wider boards don't flip and pop as easily as a narrow deck, but don't worry about that for now.
Definition of acid drop
British. : any tart piece of candy (as one made of sugar flavored with tartaric acid) — compare sour ball.