The skateboarding world can be a daunting place for beginners, with thousands of skateboarding techniques and tricks to learn. To help you get started, we’ve assembled some key tips for learning the easiest trick on a skateboard – the ollie.
An ollie is a maneuver in which the rider and skateboard leap into the air without the use of the rider’s hands. Although this trick may seem simple enough, it is difficult to master due to the complexity of the maneuver.
Many beginners try to master an ollie by jumping off a ramp and landing on a skateboard. While this provides the basic platform to learn the maneuver, it is important to know when and where to step off the skateboard.
The ollie is a fundamental skateboarding trick, but we would provide you with the highest amount of tips possible to help you learn this amazing board trick.
Choose the Right Skateboard for Ollies
The first thing to consider when choosing a skateboard is the size of the skateboard. When purchasing a skateboard, choose a size that fits comfortably on your feet.
If you are just getting into skateboarding, it is important that your skateboard is comfortable and that it fits properly on your feet.
Also, make sure that you do not wear high heels while skating. Wearing high heels while riding your skateboard can lead to injuries such as ankle sprains, knee injuries, back and neck pain. A skateboard should not be a fashion statement; you need a board that is durable and safe.
If you are unsure of the size that is best for you, you should always consult with a professional skateboarder, skate shop employee, or a parent who is familiar with skateboarding.
How to Perform Ollie – Step-by-Step Guide
The Ollie can be broken down into three stages: preparation, leap, and landing.
To achieve a proper Ollie, you need to:
- Place your front foot near the front truck hole (This is to give you the proper balance for your board to pop easily. If the front foot is too close to the frame, it’s harder to lift the board).
- Place your back foot near the back truck hole. (This is to give you the necessary balance to achieve the height and distance you desire).
- Place your hands on the wind/tail of your board (This is to give you more balance to lift the board and clear obstacles easily).
- Keep your knees bent
- Keep your arms straight
- Keep a loose grip of your board
To kick your board in the air, you have to:
- Push down on your front foot to build up momentum.
- Pivot your back foot outwards (This is for you to use your back foot to provide an added push for the board to lift you up).
- Lean back a little bit.
- Pop your board.
- Throw your legs up.
- Throw your arms forward.
Once you’re in the air, you have to:
- Spread your legs a little bit.
- Point your toes downwards.
- Keep your knees bent
- Slowly lower yourself down.
- Land on the board (Sit on the board)
- Land on your back leg (This is to land safely and to prevent your board from flipping).
Now you know how to perform an Ollie.
5 Easy Skateboard Tricks for Beginners
What is the easiest skateboard trick? It’s a question every beginner has asked themselves. We’ve put together a list of the 5 best tricks for you to try, as well as some helpful tips we’ve picked up along the way.
Now, we’re not claiming these tips will make you better than Tony Hawk overnight, in fact, we’re pretty sure they won’t, but they should make learning these tricks much easier and more fun.
You may have seen videos of people doing crazy skateboard tricks on the internet. But if you tried to replicate them yourself, you probably fell flat on your face or lost your balance without even getting off the ground.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, it helps to have some basic knowledge about how to skateboard and keep your balance. Here are five easy skateboard tricks that beginners can master right away.
This is the easiest move to learn. As you begin, you’ll only need to be standing on one foot with the board resting on your knee. To pop, quickly hop on your left foot and shift your weight onto your right foot while pushing your left leg back.
The Frontside 180
In the Frontside 180, you’ll raise one foot above the board and turn the skateboard around so you are facing the same direction as your body. Then, push the board to the left or right to switch directions.
To get the hang of this trick, stand on the board with your feet about 3-4 inches apart. Raise your foot and then rotate the board around. Next, try to switch directions by pushing the board left or right. Keep practicing the tricks until you feel comfortable on the board and you can easily flip around.
To execute this trick, you’ll need to be balanced and hold onto the sides of the skateboard with both hands.
Begin by shifting your weight onto your left foot and slowly jump backward with your left foot to your right side, rotating your body so your feet land on your board facing forward.
Quickly jump up and jump back to your left side, bringing your right leg around your body and letting your feet land on the board facing forward again. Repeat this maneuver and try to repeat it faster and faster.
The Kick Flip
Similar to the Backflip, this move requires you to balance on your skateboard and hold the sides of the board with both hands.
Begin by jumping backwards with both feet, quickly lifting your legs up as high as possible and flipping your feet around to face forwards. Try to repeat this move over and over, moving your feet farther and farther apart.
The Nose Dive
For this trick, you’ll need to balance your weight on one foot. Step forward with your left foot as you push your body and skateboard forwards. Quickly step backwards with your left foot, jumping off your left foot and landing on the nose of your board. Repeat this move with your right foot.
If you can do any of these tricks, you’ll be able to get rolling! But it won’t happen overnight. You’ll need to spend a few weeks working out your balance and strengthening your core. Keep in mind that the harder you work, the more quickly you’ll improve.
Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, learning how to skateboard is an exciting new way to get fit and have fun. You’ll have a blast learning and practicing all of these tricks. Now, it’s time to get out there and start having fun!
We hope this guide helped you learn the easiest skateboard If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.
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