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Increasing ollie height

 
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 12:00 am    Post subject: Increasing ollie height Reply with quote

Do you guys have any tips to improve my ollie height/consistency? I can ollie about 5 inches on average right now. I weigh 115 pounds and use a ronix electric collective 43" 2012. Could my weight/wakeskate size be interfering with my ollie height?
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He'll no bro, lift your feet up. I weigh almost toe hundo. It is all about how much you lift your feet up.
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, your board is large for your weight, but that doesn't prevent you from ollieing higher. Just takes practice
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have tried lifting my feet higher but I don't feel like I can trust the board to stay on my feet. Should I start with more weight in my front foot and and then shift it all into my back foot? I have also found if I do a double weight shift it does not help me get higher olllies.
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you bust you bust, just keep trying to raise your feet higher and higher.
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

place your back foot all the way back.
pull that handle in tight close to your hip
flatten off before you attempt
let go with your back hand
stomp down on your back foot as hard as you can
practice practice practice it will come
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2013 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

practice on a skateboard. if you cant ollie on a skateboard then do it over and over and over on it, that way no one is having to turn around and pick you up over and over. its basically the same feel, and yes, just trust that the board will come with you when you ollie. it will come with you. just snap your back foot hard, slide your front foot up and forward and flatten it out.
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazzbox you shouldnt have to worry about falling. the driver is lame if they get annoyed with having to turn around and pick you up over n over when trying to learn a new trick. it's your time and ride. once you learn ollies the way you want them you're gonna have to start learning another.

a solid prepop helps the front of your board get up, then slide your front foot like senza mentioned. sliding will cause the front of your board to go out which in turn will cause the back of the board to go up and out too so you want to jump n pick up your back foot at the same time. the better timing and the better you kick out/raise your foot, the higher the ollie. rest is practice and feel.

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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rind some bouys or trees to practice over.
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you actually supposed to slide your front foot up like a skateboard instead of just bringing your legs with the board? Also do you recommend doing a prepop before tricks?
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jazzbox, Sliding your foot up does nothing at all. You can do it but it wont help.
I only pre-pop on FS Bigspins because its awkward to pop any other way on that trick.
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nothing at all you say? that seems exaggerated...
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

11RANDOMNESS wrote:
jazzbox, Sliding your foot up does nothing at all. You can do it but it wont help.


are you kidding? how not? it picks up the back of the board higher....



and yea some say they don't prepop...i do for everything....sometimes it's subtle, just a quick push down then it comes back up....you can see it all over the retention video if you look close...

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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zero., Like using the side of your foot as in a skateboard ollie?
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yea, sliding the front foot forward....how does it not help get higher?
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2013 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zero., because you don't need to drag your board up like in skateboarding? I mean I've never seen anyone ollie by sliding there foot up the board in a skateboard fashion. Iv'e tried it just messing around and it had no effect at all on my ollie.
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2013 12:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you ever watched wakeskating??? ok i know you have. i promise if you pay attention you will see it. in fact im even sure you do it too without even noticing it.
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2013 8:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

senza wake, I just watched some videos in slow motion. Even watched a few of my self olliing some gaps and my foot doesn't really slide up or anything it just kinda rolls ever so slightly. I don't know maybe I'm doing it "wrong" but I can ollie pretty big so I'm fine with it.
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