The Ollie is the first trick you should learn when you start skateboarding. Even though the Ollie is nothing more than a simple jump, this trick is essential for everything that follows. You’ll need this basic every time you are on your board and will hopefully never forget it again. So get started and learn the basics:
In 1976 Alan “Ollie” Gelfand, luckily, had the awesome idea to invent a method to do airs in the pool without the need to grab your board. His new movement allowed it to lead the board in the air and keep it under the feets as if it was magic.
Rodney Mullen, probably the most successful Freestyle Skateboarder of all time, was so impressed by Alan Gerfalds invention that he started working on the technique called “Ollie” and brought it into street skateboarding five years later. Here lies the foundation of everything Skateboarding is known for today!
Learn here how to do an Ollie!