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Saturday, July 7, 2012

How to Frontside Ollie In A Pool

How to Frontside Ollie In A Pool
How to do a Frontside Ollie In A Pool with Al Brunelle

The "Ollie" is a basic trick. It’s a fundamental to be able to do other tricks. Allan Gelfand invented it in 1976 when he was just a teenager skating at Skateboard USA in Hollywood, Florida.
The Ollie was firt invented on vert and stayed on vert for several years, but when the vert crazed ended, it was transferred into flat around 82-83. Here's how you do the Ollie: While rolling, push your back foot down on the tail of the board while bending your knees to jump up and forward. Your front foot rolls forward on the board, lifting as the board goes up. Then you push both feet down to bring the board to the ground.
"People would steal my shoes trying to figure out what I had on them to make the board stick," Gelfand said. "I had no idea that it would be such a big deal then."
It was Gelfand's friends who called his signature trick by the skater's nickname—"Ollie."
In this clip from Ozzie Ausband, Al Brunelle is showing you this basic trick the same way it was invented in 1976.

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