How To Ollie North & South On A Fingerboard

An ollie north is an ollie where your front (index) finger comes off the nose mid-air. Conversely, an ollie south is an ollie where your back (middle) finger comes off the tail.

To ollie north, pop an ollie, but flick your index finger off the nose directly forward. To ollie south, pop an ollie, but lift your middle finger up and away from the board as you level it out with your index finger.

To be able to do these tricks, you’ll want to have ollies on lock for both. For the ollie north, it will help to have kickflips down. Here’s how to do both.

Step 1: Finger Positioning

Finger positioning for both tricks is exactly the same as it is for the ollie. Index finger in the middle of the deck, and middle finger on the tail.

Step 2: Popping The Trick

Popping these tricks is exactly the same as an ollie: pop the tail down with your middle finger. The difference lies in how each trick is flicked:

Ollie North: flick your index finger off the nose very much like you would for a kickflip. Except instead of flicking off the side of the nose, gently flick directly off the middle of the nose. Pull your index finger up and forward to allow the board to level out.

Ollie South: after popping the tail down, lift your middle finger up away from the board. Continue to level out the board with your index finger the same as you would do for an ollie.

Step 3: Catching The Board And Landing

Ollie North: after flicking the deck with your index finger, it will level out. Follow the arc of the board with your middle finger the whole time. Your middle finger should not leave the deck. Once its level, place your index finger back on the deck and stomp it down.

Ollie South: hold your middle finger above the deck until your index finger levels it out. Right when it levels, bring your middle finger down to catch the tail and stomp it down.

Final Thoughts

For ollie norths, make sure you dont flick the nose too hard, otherwise you’ll end up doing a dolphin flip. For souths, try to extend your middle finger as far up and back as possible for extra style points.