The Ollie

The Ollie is an aerial skateboard trick. It was invented by Alan "Ollie" Gelfand in the late 70's and it straight away changed skateboarding forever.

When doing an Ollie the skater leaps into the air by first crouching down, then quickly pushing the tail of the board down and popping up. Like magic the board lifts under the skater's feet and the skater and the board become airborne.

Modern street skating would not exist at all without the Ollie. Street skaters use the Ollie to clear gaps, get up on top of obstacles and reach rails and edges to do grinds and slides. The Ollie is the starting point to learning many other skateboarding tricks such as the kick-flip and heel-flip and many other flips too. Every flip-trick is a variation of the Ollie. This is why most skateboarders start trying to learn to Ollie before learning any other trick.

The highest official Ollie done on flat ground was in 2007 by Danny Wainwright. He cleared a height of 113 cm during an Ollie competition. That is absolutely massive and well over a metre!!!

Click here to check out Danny Wainwright doing his massive World Record Ollie!

How to Ollie

Alright Dude, so you want to learn how to do an Ollie with Gnarly grom Marley.

Click here to download simple step-by-step instructions and you'll be busting big Ollies in no time at all!!

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