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Old    Caleb Sankey (Caleb_Sankey)      Join Date: Dec 2017       01-11-2018, 1:34 PM Reply   
How do you get better pop at a cable park? Do you pull your weight back to have more tension?
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-11-2018, 11:38 PM Reply   
are you looking for pop off kickers or airtricks?
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       01-12-2018, 7:42 AM Reply   
or pop on an ollie.
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-12-2018, 8:16 AM Reply   
Just make sure to really bring that front foot up first, then follow with your rear foot until your board is level that way you don't get any suction to the water.

main thing would just to practice repetitively until you kind of feel it out. I like to find small obstacles like a box or something to ollie on then find something a little bigger in the park and just keep moving up to bigger things slowly when I work on ollie tricks.

Sometimes you will see people ollie 5+ feet high onto obstacles, but its not really an ollie, its more of a halfload to where you mix a scoop with an ollie. That would be really hard to explain over text though lol.

but yeah dude just practice A LOT and your ollies will improve a ton.
Old    Caleb Sankey (Caleb_Sankey)      Join Date: Dec 2017       01-15-2018, 1:06 PM Reply   
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Just make sure to really bring that front foot up first, then follow with your rear foot until your board is level that way you don't get any suction to the water.

main thing would just to practice repetitively until you kind of feel it out. I like to find small obstacles like a box or something to ollie on then find something a little bigger in the park and just keep moving up to bigger things slowly when I work on ollie tricks.

Sometimes you will see people ollie 5+ feet high onto obstacles, but its not really an ollie, its more of a halfload to where you mix a scoop with an ollie. That would be really hard to explain over text though lol.

but yeah dude just practice A LOT and your ollies will improve a ton.
I can ollie a little bit, but I just don't get how others at the cable park can ollie onto obstacles that are tall like you said. That really impresses me, just is crazy to me because I can only get like 8" - 1' high. Do you load the rope with your body weight and use that to put you up? How does that work?
Old    J.B. O'Neill (gnarslayer)      Join Date: Sep 2008       01-16-2018, 11:38 AM Reply   
loading the rope and an ollie would be 2 different things

at first your ollie will be quite small as your timing and your body just doesn't have a feel for it yet.

but pushing that front foot down, then pulling back up, then following with your rear foot up is how its pretty much done. overtime being repetitive and practicing over and over, your ollie will increase every day. obviously you will plateau at some point to where your muscles cant push any harder but i can guarantee you will at least triple your ollie height from where you are at now.

I wouldnt worry about loading the rope at the moment, there will be a time later down the road for that so dont rush it

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