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Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« on: September 18, 2020, 07:04:19 AM »
During the summer I was progressing really well, skating everyday, and I learned how to get on a small ledge. Then I got busy with work and social life and lost it. Any good tips for staying straight on the ledge and popping off the ledge?

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2020, 07:11:49 AM »
Approach in a comfortable position at a slight angle or parallel to the ledge, keep your shoulders parallel with the ledge, ollie onto it, focus on the end of the ledge, and basically just manual out of it when the time comes. Worry about popping out once rolling off is easy.
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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2020, 08:12:26 AM »
Approach in a comfortable position at a slight angle or parallel to the ledge, keep your shoulders parallel with the ledge, ollie onto it, focus on the end of the ledge, and basically just manual out of it when the time comes. Worry about popping out once rolling off is easy.
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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2020, 09:19:41 AM »
Doing axle stalls on curbs/anything else also helped me. Eventually I changed my angle of approach from perpendicular closer to parallel and the stall became a grind.
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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2020, 10:46:47 AM »
Had a friend tell me to keep my mind on my back truck. That I could understand it's like a Zen Buddhism thing being one with your board.

Had another friend tell me that you guide it with your front foot. That I couldn't understand so I just go faster then I should and hope that I'm not bumming anyone out

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2020, 03:19:25 PM »
I was just working on 50-50s today. What helped me land a few is making sure I open up my shoulders enough to stay parallel to the ledge when popping onto it. Itíll probably take some time getting used to an appropriate speed for hitting the ledge.

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 09:03:02 PM »
Had a friend tell me to keep my mind on my back truck. That I could understand it's like a Zen Buddhism thing being one with your board.

Had another friend tell me that you guide it with your front foot. That I couldn't understand so I just go faster then I should and hope that I'm not bumming anyone out

For really high ledges my front truck is gonna get on an instant before back one. Lower ledges I like to get back truck on first which i think is much better technique

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2020, 07:39:51 PM »
i did the vlskate technique

placing the board into a 5050 position of the ledge, then jumping into it

cavemanning the 5050

and then ollying onto it
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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2020, 08:10:38 PM »
Donít think of it as you approaching the ledge, think of it as the earthís rotation pulling the ledge under you.

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2020, 11:35:01 PM »
Ollie high enough so you can see the ledge under you and stomp it with your feet. You might miss or only get one truck in there, so try to aim too.

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2020, 04:38:21 PM »
Just concentrate on popping well enough to get back truck on since the front will always make it high enough. I donít even think angle matters that much but if you find a long enough ledge you can go at a slight angle as long as you want until you find the spot and angle you feel comfortable with. Curbs help

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #11 on: September 27, 2020, 06:35:08 AM »
Donít leave us hanging, clown!
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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2020, 07:14:50 AM »
Just concentrate on popping well enough to get back truck on since the front will always make it high enough. I donít even think angle matters that much but if you find a long enough ledge you can go at a slight angle as long as you want until you find the spot and angle you feel comfortable with. Curbs help

This. Its all about the back truck. Smack your tail like hell to make the back truck stay glued to you back foot.

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2020, 09:39:54 PM »
With front 50-50's something I see a lot of people do is not look over your front shoulder, they look more so between their legs.....

I also tend to hang my heels off a bit....back foot in heel side pocket, front foot a bit pointed....

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2020, 05:50:01 AM »
front 50s are easy but i cant back 50 to save my life

ha.

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2020, 07:08:25 PM »
You and everyone else.....go start a new thread...

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2020, 06:28:24 AM »
front 50s are easy but i cant back 50 to save my life

ha.

i lock into back 50s with my front toeside wheel but back heelside wheel it feels weird and I cant pop out so i just kind of hold on and try to just ride off the ledge without falling off

weirdly scary trick

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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2020, 09:18:46 AM »
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front 50s are easy but i cant back 50 to save my life

ha.
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i lock into back 50s with my front toeside wheel but back heelside wheel it feels weird and I cant pop out so i just kind of hold on and try to just ride off the ledge without falling off

weirdly scary trick

I found that locking in with the back toe side wheel and then trying to evenly distribute my weight across my back foot helped me get better control of bs 5050s. And while grinding, I put slightly more weight on my back leg. It feels like Iím using my back leg for stability and balance, and my front leg as a guide. That and keeping my shoulders parallel with the ledge. I practiced getting into the grind like that until I got comfortable enough to pivot off my back truck and essentially just manual/flop out of it.
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Re: Tips for ollieing up on to ledge for 50-50
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2020, 10:47:59 AM »
just do more ollies.
a 50-50 is just an ollie.
maybe try a few shifty ollies on flat to get more board control.
then you can aim for the edge of whatever your grinding a bit easier.
if you want to ollie out of one, apply pressure/force towards the ledge and have legs crouched and ready.

NEXT: move on to 5-0's because we've all seen enough 50-50's on small shit.

edit: a 5-0 is just a manual.