Tips on general skateboarding

@Bazerk (297)
New Zealand
June 6, 2009 2:26am CST
I started skateboarding about 2 weeks ago and I can ollie, pop-shuvit, kickturn, shuvit and I need some general tips, How to ollie higher, just stuff like that. thanks sam.
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Try to make yourself lighter when try to ollie higher. Most of the time, when one tries to ollie higher, they put too much pressure on their back foot, they forget to make themselves lighter when they actually ollie. I know it might sound weird when you consider your own weight and that 'make yourself lighter' part but, that's how one should do it.
@Bazerk (297)
• New Zealand
6 Jun 09
K thanks
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@ratyz5 (7829)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Okay, I hope it kind'a helps you somehow.. Try practicing jumping higher without a board first with any exercise.
• United States
3 Aug 09
Wow i have to tip my hat off to you friend. Not bad. Well I have a very high ollie as people tell me. So I'll share my secrets... lol. One of the keys to a high(still) ollie is simply to get your ground stable. Remember that the closer your feet are together, and to the back of the board, the higher your ollie will become. But don't make your feet to close to the end of your board you'll bail and fall hard so be careful friend. Next be sure to notice when your lower body is ready to land. When your front foot is about on top of the front bolts the your lower body is ready to equal out and you can start your landing. Pushing your body down as far as you can will definitely help a great deal as well. Once you have hit back down to the grownd be sure your upper body goes with it as long as you feel comfortable. Usually your gut tells you when your right in skateboarding, lol. Your heads the one that usually makes you ollie off of 15 steps before you can onllie while moving.