Cracking A Frontside Ollie by reflector

Cracking A Frontside Ollie by 

Empire Park, Bar Beach – New South Wales, Australia. The old school skaters held a re-union for people that have been skating since the mid to late 1980’s.

This is a skater called R J Barbaro (who skates for Creature Skateboards and a few other skate companies) doing a skate trick called a Frontside Ollie at the event.

Canon 450D, 28-55 mm lens set at 55 mm, f/5.6 and 1/2000 of a second.

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  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersabout 4 years ago

    I have no idea what a Frontside Ollie is but it is a great picture. Perfect timing.

  • Frontside = facing the wave or skate surface when doing the trick. Backside= your back to the wave or skate surface when doing the trick. So he hit the tail of his board on the ramp and then pushed up and forwards to get airborne – that’s called an ollie. Thank you Lori!

    – reflector

  • maggie326
    maggie326about 4 years ago

    Awesome Capture great timing

  • Thank you! I had to watch him for a while to anticipate when to click.

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 4 years ago

    Grat captur James!

  • Thank you Cheryl! It was an interesting event to watch – so many styles and techniques.

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkerabout 4 years ago

    Nice work.Great action capture my friend.Well done…Tom

  • Thanks Tom! It’s the hardest skate spot I’ve ever shot – so deep in some spots that it’s difficult to see/follow them and then frame/click at the right moment.

    – reflector

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic shot James! This is one scary Ollie!!! I’m glad my son has’nt tried this one!! (Not in front of me, at least!LOL) XXSUEXX

  • Thanks a lot! :)) He got much higher in the other shot I posted – and he was in the deeper part of the bowl too, adding to the risks. I’ve done them at other places, but not out the top of the bowl there yet.

    – reflector

  • Thomas Barker-Detwiler
    Thomas Barker-...over 3 years ago

    Excellent work. I invite you to submit this to Male Appreciation We are creating a portrait of all men and their relationships to themselves, each other, their wives, partners and their worlds. This would add greatly to that portrait. Thanks for your consideration, Tom

  • Thanks for your feedback on my shot! At this stage, I’m not sure if I want to join any new RB groups but I appreciate the offer. James

    – reflector

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