Now that you have learned how to say on your skateboard without ending upon your back on the sidewalk, its time to learn your first skateboarding trick. Learning how to do an ollie on a skateboard is the most fundamental of all skateboard tricks and is the basis of nearly every other trick that the pros do. Itâ€™s not hard to learn and once you know how to do it, other tricks become much easier.
It all begins by knowing how to place your feet on the board â€“ the rear foot must be on the tail and the front foot in placed between the middle of the board and the bolt head at the front. The heel of your rear foot should be raised and all the weight on the ball of your foot so that when you push down, ail the force is concentrated on the ball of the foot. You front foot should be almost horizontal to the board. Practice maintaining this position on the board both while you are still and moving and keep doing it till you feels comfortable.
Once you have the balance in control, while staying still try pressing down with your rear foot in a way that your body weight rests on the tail of the board. Next, try the same thing while in motion and you will find that the more force there is on the tail of the board, the more it seems to want to keep on moving â€“ this is the force you need to execute an ollie. Now we come to the actual ollie itself â€“ while moving at medium speed press down on the tail until it hits the ground and then jump up and try to bring your front knee near your chest. Drag your front foot up the board as you jump as this will cause to board to move up with your feet and give to appearance of the board sticking to your feet while it is in the air.
As you gain confidence keep increasing the speed at which you do the ollie â€“ you will find that as your speed increases so do the height of your jumps. The secret of how to do an ollie on a skateboard lies in remembering that there are three actions that have to be done at the same time â€“ pressing the tail down, jumping up and drawing the front knee to the chest. Timing is everything and all these three actions have to be done at the same time.