Ollieing onto ledges straight on
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    Default Ollieing onto ledges straight on

    This isn't a trick per se, but I seem to have trouble ollieing onto ledges, manual pads, etc., from straight on. I can get onto all the same obstacles if I come at it from an angle or from alongside the obstacle every time without a problem, but when I come from straight on, I tend to ollie too late (my nose just taps the obstacle), or too early and hang my back truck up on the ledge. I've noticed if I pop really hard I can clear it sometimes, but I can't do it consistently. I'm sure it's some kind of mental block, but I just can't parse exactly what it is I'm doing wrong. Anyone else have this problem and a way you got over it?

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    I don't worry too much about height, I do a jump that'll get my front trucks higher than the obstacle and then I land on my front trucks and kinda nose manny until my back trucks land on top of the ledge. That's for super tall ledges though, it's also fun to do FS 180s by landing on your front trucks and doing a 180 kickturn. For smaller obstacles I got the hang of it by practising, eventually your brain learns and you know exactly when to pop your ollie so you get on top of the ledge.

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    I drew a line where i needed to pop when i was learning this. It helped.

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    Aaron Kyro made a video that kind of explained this (can't seem to find it). The gist is that you have to get more board up and over an obstacle when you go straight on than when you are hitting at an angle or to the side. The fix is to either ollie higher with the same speed or ollie the same height but with more speed.

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    Thanks for all the replies guys. I never thought of drawing a line, but that sounds like a good idea. All good suggestions, thanks!

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    speed and commitment mainly

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    When I was learning, I would just imagine my back truck clearing the lip of the ledge and focus on that. Just get those back wheels on the ledge.
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    Stumbles, I knew that comment would come! Mainly because I always suspected that was my problem, but wasn't absolutely sure. Good to hear anyway.
    Andius, I think that makes sense. I've noticed a lot of times that just imagining something specific worked for me before, so that's something else I'll have to try again. Thanks all!

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    Pop harder.

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