Learn how to ollie higher and how to attempt various skateboard tricks in this free video series on skateboarding techniques.
This is Kyle Hovercamp from Skatechurch in Portland, Oregon. On behalf of Expert Village, this is the tutorial of how to learn how to ollie on your skateboard. In this clip, I'm going to show you how to ollie high. The reason that you'd want to ollie high is for higher objects that you're trying to get onto or do certain tricks onto. It also looks cooler if you can ollie high. The main things are you just have to pop really hard, jump as high as you can. When you level your feet out, just do it smooth enough to where your board is staying with you and not like a ghost ollie where your feet are up here and your board's down here. Another thing is that no matter how high ollie or you try to ollie, your board isn't going to go higher than you can actually jump. If you can only jump this high, your board's probably only going to go that high. You can't ollie higher than you can actually jump. Just pop as hard as you can, jump as high as you can, and try to keep it smooth and level your feet out. It's a lot easier for you to oliie higher where there's an object actually in front of you that you have to clear. This right here is barrier and it's pretty big, so you might not want to start off with this. You can find anything like a curb. If you've never ollied up a curb just practice up that and it'll make you want to get up it. You can find anything. Just anything that you can find that has height. Just practice ollieing over it and get higher and higher. Raise your level and then eventually you might be able to ollie over this. Okay, again, to get over something with height pop as hard as you can, jump as high as you can, and just do it as smooth as you possibly can to keep your board level with your feet and that how you get over something. Just try to land on the bolts again so you don't crack your board.