ive tried the ollie before the actual ollie. i dont think it works that well. it makes my ollie really inconsistant.
i cant get around 2 feet on average. im actually able to indie grab my ollie. what i do,
i put all my weight on my front foot, when im ready to ollie i put all of my weight on my back foot and pull up with my front at the same time. it works pretty well for me