The ollie is a no-handed, aerial Skateboarding trick skateboarding trick, invented by Alan Gelfand Alan "Ollie" Gelfand in 1978, and refined by Rodney Mullen in 1982 to be performed on flat ground.
When performing an ollie both the skateboarder and board leap into the air, remaining in contact throughout the jump. It is not intuitively obvious how the liftoff is achieved, making the trick visually striking.
In List of skateboarding terms skateboarding terminology, to 'pop' is to strike the tail of the skateboard against the ground, causing the board to rise into the air nose-first.
The ollie is executed when the skateboarder pushes down with their back foot to pop the skateboard up into the air, and immediately afterwards slides their front foot towards the nose of the skateboard, to level it out at the peak of their height. By jumping higher and pulling the feet up by curling the legs, the boarder can achieve greater clearance from the ground.
Ollies can be achieved without use of the pop, but this drastically reduces the height attainable.
- The Ollie is one of the most usefull trick ever made in skateboarding.
- This trick should not be attempted by begginers!!!
- A Skateboarder can ollie up on nearly anything from 0-2.8M high.