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How to do a Chinese Ollie (Crack Nollie) on a Skateboard [2018]


Hi guys, my name is Justin Lauria, and today
I’m going to teach you how to do a trick that a lot of people don’t seem to know about. It’s a variation of the flatground ollie called
the chinese ollie. This move can technically be done in all four
stances, however, the nollie and fakie ollie versions are generally considered to be the
proper way to do it, and, in my opinion, they’re the most fun, so we’re going to just be focusing
on those variations for now. Alright, so, the difference between a chinese
ollie and a normal ollie is that instead of popping the nose or the tail off of the ground
to send the board up into the air, we’re going to use a bump or a crack in the cement to
pop the wheels into the air. Before you start learning this move, I would
highly recommend that you learn how to do either the nollie or the fakie ollie on flat ground
first. If you don’t know how to do either of those
maneuvers, be sure to check out my video on the basics of riding in fakie stance, including
how to do a fakie ollie, by clicking the link here or in the description below. Alright, so to start practicing this move,
first you’re going to have to find an appropriate section of concrete that has this exact characteristic. See when I roll the board at it, the wheels
are just going to pop right up. That’s perfect. Once you find your spot, you
can test it out by rolling the board at it like I did. If the wheels get caught or bounce back toward
you, the crack is probably too high for the wheels you’re riding. If the board rolls right over it, you might
want to look for a larger one. If the wheels pop up into the air like mine
did, the spot is going to work great. Alright, so, now let’s get into the details of the trick. It’s important to note that this trick is
all about timing. You have to make sure you’re popping the trick
at the exact right moment so that the leading set of wheels come into contact with the bump
just after you’ve lifted the trailing set of wheels into the air. Aside from having to time it properly, it’s
also important to know how to modify the motion you use to initiate the ollie. Whereas for a flatground nollie or fakie ollie,
you’d primarily be pushing the front part of the board down so that it will make contact
with the ground, in this scenario, you’re going to instead focus on pushing the board
out in front of you, so that you’re sending the front wheels in the right direction to
pop off of the crack and be sent upward. When you perform this trick, remember that
you still have to jump into the air, and when the front wheels hit the bump in the cement,
you’ll have to pull your legs up into your body to give the board room to pop off of
the ground. If you do this properly, when the front wheels
hit the crack in the cement, they’re going to pop up the exact same way that they would
if you were doing a fakie ollie and you popped the tail off the ground. At first, it might be a little difficult to
gather up the confidence to land back on the board after it hits the bump on the cement,
but after a few test runs, you should be able to start trusting the consistency of the motion
enough to land with both feet over the wheels and ride away like you’ve been doing it for
years. Alright guys, so let me know what tricks you’d
like me to cover next in the comments section below. If you enjoyed this video, go ahead and give
it a ‘like’, and remember, never stop improving. I bet you thought I was going to say “remember
to have fun” didn’t you?

8 thoughts on “How to do a Chinese Ollie (Crack Nollie) on a Skateboard [2018]

  1. Very excited to see another tutorial from you. Your process and delivery is so good — please keep them coming!

  2. Please make a video on frontside and backside disasters in mini ramps! Thanks for great tutorials 🙂

  3. One of my favorite tricks however you're doing it fakie, you should be doing it forward almost like a slight nose manual

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