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Title: how high can you ollie
Post by: OldCandy on March 16, 2021, 04:03:23 PM
1 inch = 2.5cm

i use the board as a measuring stick to gauge wether or not i can make the jump - im currently at around 15 inches which fucking sucks.

Aside from practice and legwork what are some mullen type insights you can share to loft effortless 30inch boned ollies
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: TastyBurrito on March 16, 2021, 04:28:53 PM
1 inch = 2.5cm
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: jimgrude on March 16, 2021, 05:01:25 PM
My highest ever was about 98cm / 38". I can't believe that was 13 years ago. I was 17, lighter and lankier then, so even though my ollie wasn't always pretty, I could throw my legs over some crazy shit if I tried enough times. I later found out that I unknowingly broke the Norwegian national record. Might still be the record to this day.
Nowadays, I can probably pull my old ass up to about 85cm / 33", and my ollie is definitely nicer looking now. Also, no one can ollie properly here in Japan where I live now, so I feel comparatively springier than ever.

Got a hernia surgery coming up on Friday though, so my days of stacking traffic cones may be in jeopardy.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Frank and Fred on March 16, 2021, 05:19:14 PM
Off flat, probably around 30" in my prime. A board length on a really good day.  Now, anything over knee high (21") feels pretty fucking good. I never had finesse or smooth style so I couldn't really bone them. Just had strong legs and could jump high. It was more about timing for me.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: victorP on March 16, 2021, 05:41:03 PM
Everything starts with your POP (and your 1st board movement, but for ollie there is no movement- other than Up, I guess). Fail there and everything else will be off/dead.

Focus on getting that hammer POP and jumping as high as you want the board to get.

Then focus on sucking your feet up and away from the board as high as you get get them while scraping your front foot toward the nose/front bolts to level it out at the highest peak you can reach.

The board follows you, not the other way around (unless your catching it, in which case you're well past learning how to ollie higher than 15"...).


Cannot emphasize pop enough. It all starts there.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: IusedToSkateMore on March 16, 2021, 06:13:43 PM
Highest things I ever ollied were tennis nets and I guess those are about 3 feet high or .91metres. I ollied over a mountain bike some crackhead left in the foundation spot once too. Tennis nets were the shit I got hyped on though. I also ollied up a few 5 sets and that was cool as shit because I never did well ollieing down sets. Ollieing over things is different, for some reason, than ollieing up things. I guess it is because when going up onto something there is less time/space to fuck up or get hung up. All the focus is on getting up as opposed to both up and over.

When I was a kid this OG told me that you can ollie on flat as high as you can jump and I took it from there. pop down with that back foot, suck those knees up and slide the front foot forward to level out. I definitely busted my chin with my knees a couple times when trying to get really high.

Now, shit, today, I was hella stoked to switch ollie up a curb. Maybe by the summer when im healed up I'll be able to ollie up a 3 or something like that.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: OldCandy on March 16, 2021, 08:55:51 PM
holy fuck

for the record the highest ollie right now is around 45ish inches (principle of diminishing returns?)

how many years of skating did it take you to achieve that ollie height or everyone on slap 6ft++ (sure seems like it based on gear threads)
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: TheLurper on March 16, 2021, 09:13:34 PM
I can still make it on to the stage at the Courthouse, which is cool.

I think the tallest thing I ever ollied over was three DLX boxes stacked on top of each other. One stacked the shortest way it can be stacked and two stacked the second shortest way that the three dimensional boxes can be stacked.

I also ollied over a bottle water, a pack of smokes, and a lighter all stacked on top of each other when skating in Riga. I was pretty surprised when I made it over with knocking the whole thing over.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Skatebeard on March 17, 2021, 05:30:21 AM
About 1ft if i'm ollieing up something, maybe 9-10" if over something... i'm not as spry as I once was.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: SneakySecrets on March 17, 2021, 06:11:03 AM
I for sure can ollie 2ft.  Probably not much more than that though.  Re: old ass legs   :(
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Seventyfuhkinseven on March 17, 2021, 11:28:14 AM
2' here as well.. no more tennis nets at 44
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Willie on March 17, 2021, 08:15:05 PM
Everyone can ollie as high as they can do a standing jump off their back foot with feet tied together one board length apart. It's just a matter of timing.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: SneakySecrets on March 18, 2021, 06:46:53 AM
Can you post a demonstration video?
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: matty_c on March 18, 2021, 06:59:49 AM
How bigs ya kicker
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Seventyfuhkinseven on March 18, 2021, 07:41:39 AM
https://i.imgur.com/XkDVPAs.gifv
I obsessed with the Ollie as high as you can jump this summer. I set this up and never Ollied over it. And trust me it wasn't through lack of trying. This "experiment" was done on the clock btw haha
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: rocklobster on March 18, 2021, 07:59:59 AM
Seeing my friend ollie a tipped over trash can inspired me to work on my ollies in 2021. I've always had bad form with them, popping way too hard and not dragging straight or enough to get a levelled ollie, let alone a boned out one. Max I would do was 5 decks which is abysmal for how long I've skated.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Brguy on March 18, 2021, 02:02:33 PM
About 3 feet frontside, not that I can go much higher regular. I'm almost 6'3 for the record.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: OldCandy on March 18, 2021, 08:22:20 PM
Can you post a demonstration video?

im down to try that... if you want
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: OldCandy on March 18, 2021, 08:23:50 PM
How bigs ya kicker

like tail? truck height? steepness? wheelbase? footsize? shoe?
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: OldCandy on March 18, 2021, 08:25:25 PM
dont know why everyone is so upset with their seeming lack of ollie height - the world record is 45 inches and most of you guys are a like a cocks length away from it..
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: sammyz on March 30, 2021, 09:57:59 PM
If I remember it correctly the biggest ollie i did when i was young (in the late 90ís) was up a 5 stair.

These days, after a big break and in my mid 40ís im probably just over knee high on a good day...and managed to ollie up a 3 stair. Would love to float more but i just cant seem to do it anymore
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Masshole on March 31, 2021, 09:04:20 AM
I find myself jumping up things in the 3 foot range pretty consistently, but when it comes to jumping over things and landing at the same height I popped from the consistency drops drastically. Just a struggle with stomping down.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Land of the Faust on March 31, 2021, 10:42:34 AM
Until my mid 20's, I could ollie 7 skateboards stacked. Now? Probably half that.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: exlurker on April 06, 2021, 11:00:14 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmYNZjyjI08

I watched this Jake Hayes vid without expecting to learn anything from it, but he mentions "curling" your back ankle at the peak to get a little more height, and I do believe keepign that in mind that has legitimately helped me. At least it's improved getting my back foot the fuck out off the way so that the board can come up further
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: SatanicPanic on April 19, 2021, 09:10:15 AM
Was around 32Ē about twenty years ago now I am happy to ollie up a normal ledge. Itís also not so much the not having height itís that my joints hurt on any landing much more than curb height
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: fs1/2cab on April 22, 2021, 11:25:59 AM
A beer crate with kebab on top.

That's it. Thanks for listening.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: jaysouthbay on April 22, 2021, 08:28:46 PM
i have never tested my limits on ollies so i dont know
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: WoodRat on April 23, 2021, 06:16:41 AM
On a good day, about a foot and a half. I just need to make time to skate more and get consistent.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Paulie Gualtieri on April 23, 2021, 12:28:13 PM
Two traffic cones stacked on top of eachother consistently. 3 (about knee-height iirc) after a dozen or so tries
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: gaunting on May 03, 2021, 01:18:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmYNZjyjI08

I watched this Jake Hayes vid without expecting to learn anything from it, but he mentions "curling" your back ankle at the peak to get a little more height, and I do believe keepign that in mind that has legitimately helped me. At least it's improved getting my back foot the fuck out off the way so that the board can come up further

yea, Iíve always done this. you curl that back foot, and point the nose down once you level out.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Urtripping on May 03, 2021, 02:50:29 PM
Two traffic cones stacked on top of eachother consistently. 3 (about knee-height iirc) after a dozen or so tries

I was doing this last week and surprised myself with getting over three (over the the shorter side, with three they don't stack so level). I like using them as "training" obstacles because the stack simply falls if you clip and you don't get tossed.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: mushroom slice on May 03, 2021, 08:22:47 PM
Not sure how high. High enough I guess. I can half cab higher then I can Ollie for some reason.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: CannerSpaghetti on May 07, 2021, 01:13:16 PM
I can ollie up a four stair consistently. I have a friend who can fucking switch ollie up a four stair which idek
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: TheCrimsonShroud on May 12, 2021, 11:11:15 AM
Started skating again recently and I ollied first try. Problem is my Ollies always sucked. I couldnít Ollie over my own dick.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: funeral_tuxedo on May 12, 2021, 11:58:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmYNZjyjI08

I watched this Jake Hayes vid without expecting to learn anything from it, but he mentions "curling" your back ankle at the peak to get a little more height, and I do believe keepign that in mind that has legitimately helped me. At least it's improved getting my back foot the fuck out off the way so that the board can come up further
Never seen this video before. He's certainly got good height and form. I've never been able to bend my back foot that way but I'm down to practice if it will add some height to my ollies.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Urtripping on May 13, 2021, 06:18:10 PM
Ollied this lil wall today and as I watched the clip, I noticed my back foot is not staying in contact with the tail on the way up. Slowed it down with this gif to take a closer look, and yeah that thing is nowhere near the tail till it levels. I feel like when I watch good ollies, the back foot stays in touch with the tail.

Any tips on tweaks I can make? I'm getting comfy with adding height to my ollies but my form seems to be lacking. Gif below for reference.

(https://media4.giphy.com/media/XowflkUMB8BHO1QJPF/giphy.webp?cid=6c09b95238efba3e3dc83f63b6252d0ed97640b1d37d8b31&rid=giphy.webp&ct=g)
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: OldCandy on May 17, 2021, 10:01:40 PM
Ollied this lil wall today and as I watched the clip, I noticed my back foot is not staying in contact with the tail on the way up. Slowed it down with this gif to take a closer look, and yeah that thing is nowhere near the tail till it levels. I feel like when I watch good ollies, the back foot stays in touch with the tail.

Any tips on tweaks I can make? I'm getting comfy with adding height to my ollies but my form seems to be lacking. Gif below for reference.

(https://media4.giphy.com/media/XowflkUMB8BHO1QJPF/giphy.webp?cid=6c09b95238efba3e3dc83f63b6252d0ed97640b1d37d8b31&rid=giphy.webp&ct=g)

i love a good tail-slap

lean back, put your front foot lower and pop a bit more

Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: rawbertson. on May 18, 2021, 07:01:10 AM
(https://media.giphy.com/media/OZdr8Qmof6q2e7R530/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: backinaction on May 18, 2021, 12:54:05 PM
Bout that high.

(https://moddriver.com/images/ollie.jpg)

Did this last month and it was the first time I cleared 5 boards since '92.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: 43 on May 18, 2021, 01:21:38 PM
When I was a kid I used to skate a ditch with marks in feet to gauge the water level. I would ollie next to it and try to measure it at the same time. By this measure I could ollie somewhere between 18" and 36" in 1988.

Nowadays I can ollie six manholes stacked on top of each other.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: OldCandy on May 18, 2021, 06:17:23 PM
went from 20inch ollie (when i started this post) to a 35inch ollie, summer is treating me good
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: Space Cowboy on May 22, 2021, 11:03:54 PM
I ollied a fold-up table that was tipped on its side after like 50 tries, looked like 5-6 boards.

also, I think being tall gives an advantage as you can tuck without having to jump as high
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: baaaaaaguette on June 04, 2021, 04:52:36 PM
I actually havenít pushed myself to my limit yet, I can probably get over a tennis net with practice but so far I can easily clear 7 boards. I wanted to try 8 but no one was willing to give a board to stack, so that sucks. I donít really think that height is that important, to me the length and arc matters more, thatís what matters in terms of clearing big obstacles and gaps, you need a ollie thatís high and long. A large trash can is a good start I feel.
Title: Re: how high can you ollie
Post by: rawbertson. on June 11, 2021, 08:19:48 AM
so apparently one of those parking barriers is just 32" tall! crazy! but now that i think about it, i think that is actually where they STARTED the contest from in the reese forbes ollie challenge.

I would have thought they are taller than that. I am pretty sure I ollied up a 6 stair that was higher than that but i dont have it on film. that jersey barrier probably highest thing i have documented. crazy to think the world rec 45" !! i honestly doubt i could even jump that high on foot lmao. i feel like even 40" is probably the highest i would ever reach with training.