Do an Ollie

Edited by Spencer Fitzgerald, Crystal, Eng

Hi, welcome to VisiHow. I'm Spencer Fitzgerald and today I'm going to be teaching you how to ollie. The ollie is the most basic fundamental trick to skateboarding. You have to learn ollies before you learn how to do anything else.

Was this helpful? Yes | No | I need help
How to do an Ollie.mp4-canvas40 755515.jpg


  1. 1
    The foot positioning for an ollie looks something like this
    Our front foot is in the middle of the board, and our back foot is on the tail. Our back foot is right on the edge of the tail so that we can get a good pop.
    How to do an Ollie.mp4-canvas21 634873.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  2. 2
    By pop, we mean when we push down on the tail, then slide our front foot up the grip tape to the front, while jumping at the same time
    How to do an Ollie.mp4-canvas33 9964.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  3. 3
    Click on the photo below to see an example
    How to do an Ollie.mp4-canvas39 342752.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  4. 4
    Once we come down, we're going to want our feet to land over the bolts
    It will probably happen by itself.
    How to do an Ollie.mp4-canvas86 870573.jpg
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help
  5. 5
    If you have any comments or questions about this video, please feel free to use the comment section below
    Thanks for watching VisiHow.
    Was this step helpful? Yes | No | I need help

Video: Do an Ollie

Referencing this Article

If you need to reference this article in your work, you can copy-paste the following depending on your required format:

APA (American Psychological Association)
Do an Ollie. (2016). In VisiHow. Retrieved Apr 25, 2017, from

MLA (Modern Language Association) "Do an Ollie." VisiHow, Accessed 25 Apr 2017.

Chicago / Turabian "Do an Ollie." Accessed Apr 25, 2017.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.


VisiHow welcomes all comments. If you do not want to be anonymous, register or log in. It is free.

Ask the author

Featured Author
12 Articles Started
13 Article Edits
2,600 Points
SpencerFitzgerald is a featured author with VisiHow. SpencerFitzgerald has achieved the level of "Corporal" with 2,600 points. SpencerFitzgerald has started 12 articles (including this one) and has also made 13 article edits. 4,500 people have read SpencerFitzgerald's article contributions.
SpencerFitzgerald's Message Board
SpencerFitzgerald: Hi, my name is SpencerFitzgerald.
SpencerFitzgerald: Can I help you with your problem about "Do an Ollie"?

Article Info

Categories : Sports

Recent edits by: Crystal, Spencer Fitzgerald

Share this Article:

Thanks to all authors for creating a page that has been read 306 times.

Do you have a question not answered in this article?
Click here to ask one of the writers of this article

Thank Our Volunteer Authors.

Would you like to give back to the community by fixing a spelling mistake? Yes | No