As you may know, my main problem at the moment is getting my ollie to work while I’m actually moving. I have been able to pop decent height ollies, but only stationary. Every time I try to ollie while moving, even at really low speed, I seem to only be able to do “popless” ollies where the tail doesn’t even hit the ground but the rear wheels still lift just a little. Or I do pop the tail, but my front foot doesn’t slide and I do a rocket ollie and usually fall.
Why is it happening ? I guess there are several reasons :
- Fear, I’m scared to fall and so I don’t commit completely
- Foot position, my front foot is more near the front of the deck when I’m ridding than stationary, for balance purpose.
- Poor technique, I have noticed on some videos that I dont slide the side of my shoe but more the bottom.
How I can solve it ?
Grow some balls and commit ? Yeah, but I need to be sure I’m doing it the right way to feel confident. But I definitely need to practice my ollie more.
So maybe I should practice ollies stationary until I’m sure I have a good technique and then try it rolling ?
If you have or had the same struggle, feel free to comment so I know I’m not alone.