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    Ever since I started skating, I've wanted to show off to my friends the skills I've developed (some of my friends also skate.). However, I'm not making progress as quickly as I'd like. I do know that the ollie is the basic maneuver of skateboarding, and is the basis for other tricks, which I want to know how to do. I've watched video after video on how to ollie, and I take the advice, but I can NEVER land it UGH. Is there a flaw in what I'm doing?

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    The flaw is that you're trying to learn to skateboard so you can show off.

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    I'm not trying to show off. I want to learn this so that I can stay out of my house and away from parents and socialize with my friends. I know that there are other ways to hang out, but skateboarding is a way that matches my personality. I'm also overweight so skateboarding is a good way for me to slim my weight down and attract girls. There are several skate parks around my area (including the oldest operating one in the nation). The problem is that I don't have my driver's license yet (I have to wait till November) and either my parents have other plans on Friday nights or my friends can't meet me there. I also have like too much homework to do. How will I EVER be able to climb this mountain?

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    No secret tricks. Watch tutorials on youtube and P R A C T I C E.
    skate alone, skate everywhere, feel comfortable on your board and most importantly - enjoy skating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootersrgay528 View Post
    I'm not trying to show off. I want to learn this so that I can stay out of my house and away from parents and socialize with my friends. I know that there are other ways to hang out, but skateboarding is a way that matches my personality. I'm also overweight so skateboarding is a good way for me to slim my weight down and attract girls. There are several skate parks around my area (including the oldest operating one in the nation). The problem is that I don't have my driver's license yet (I have to wait till November) and either my parents have other plans on Friday nights or my friends can't meet me there. I also have like too much homework to do. How will I EVER be able to climb this mountain?
    Ha-ha! Nope!

    Do it for yourself or don't bother.

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    Chicks dig scooters..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootersrgay528 View Post
    I've wanted to show off to my friends the skills I've developed

    Quote Originally Posted by Scootersrgay528 View Post
    I'm not trying to show off.
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    there's nothing wrong with wanting to show off. skating is pretty much the ideal thing for it.
    The last man on earth was sitting in his living room when he heard a knock at the door...

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    I want to get together with my friends at kona skatepark (look it up) after school on Friday night's or Saturdays because they only let skateboards in on those days. One of them has committed to teaching me how to do this. He even gave me one of his boards that he didn't want. I now have two. When do you think I should practice and where?

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    Every day for three hours in front of your home

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    Unfortunately, I never have that kind of time to practice because I have homework to do. And, I live in the thunderstorm capital of the world, Florida. But maybe spring break will be a good opportunity

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    How do u know? I've never seen a girl with a guy on a scooter (Well, not adults lol)

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    How do u know, NoSwitch? I've never seen a girl with a guy on a scooter (Well, not adults lol)

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    I HAVE practiced after school, but still can't land it. I've figured out the pop part, but I can't get my foot to slide (I have a regular stance). Last month I got so frustrated because I wasn't making any progress that I snapped my board on purpose and threw it in the garbage. None of my friends have time to help me and I live rather far away from them. As of right now I don't have their phone numbers. I know that I can't do this on my own, but there's no one around me to help. Before u ask I tried goskate skateboard school but they said there were no coaches in my area. How can I learn now?

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    I meant KICK scooters like razors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben_larsen View Post
    The flaw is that you're trying to learn to skateboard so you can show off.
    LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonGoalie View Post
    Every day for three hours in front of your home
    thats pretty much how everybody learns to ollie and then at some point you are going to lose your ollie and you will have to decide it you want to put forth that effort all over again. After my motorcycle accident I can only pull ollies on transition (not counting my freestyle board) now but given the I mostly like to go fast as carve thats enough
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    Put in the time. It's the only way to get it. Maybe check out "ollie skate support" on YouTube.

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    Maybe i'm not practicing on the right surface? Right now i'm doing it in our garage, which has a carpet surface. Should I do it in our driveway? It has a concrete surface but it has cracks all over it.

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    You just need to practice man... It isn't going to come quick.

    Youtube videos and people helping you can only go so far, you just have to learn from trial and error.

    One thing you might want to try is to hold onto something, like a fence or a railing and lift yourself up with your arms when you try. That can help you get the motions down a little bit.

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