How to Practice Doing Ollies Without Bailing

Some people may have had experiences where they are about to do a really nice ollie over a pylon or something, but bailed just as they were sailing over it. You may put this down to your shoes or posture or grip tape, but really it is just nerves. With some practice, you can overcome it!

Steps

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    Build a practice set-up. If you are ollying over a pylon, or something solid or something that your wheels can catch on, do this: Make a stack of objects (something that will be easily knocked or ridden over) that are just as tall as the pylon.
    • Make sure they really are light objects, and you can knock them over.
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    Get really far away. You'll need to be maybe 10 meters (32.8 ft) away from the stack.
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    Skate up to the stack. When you are a foot from the stack, ollie. Make sure you're only looking right past the stack, where you're planning to land.
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    Make absolutely sure that you are staying on your board. Your board will not shoot out even if you hit something, if you are doing it right.
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    Congratulations! You've ollied over something! With more practice in this fashion, you'll be able to ollie in other situations without bailing, too.

Tips

  • Only do this if you know how to ollie.

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