How Do You Spell OLLYING?

Pronunciation: [ˈɒliɪŋ] (IPA)

Ollying is a term used in skateboarding when a rider pops the board into the air and jumps with it. The spelling of this word is not straightforward as it is derived from the proper noun "Ollie," which is a name of a person. The pronunciation of "ollying" is /ˈɑːliːɪŋ/ (AA-lee-ing), with the stress on the first syllable. The double-L in the word represents the elongation of the sound 'L,' while the 'ing' suffix is added to show the continuous action of the verb.

OLLYING Meaning and Definition

"Ollying" is a term primarily associated with skateboarding and refers to the execution of an "ollie" maneuver. An "ollie" is a fundamental skateboarding trick that entails jumping into the air without the use of one's hands while maintaining control of the skateboard. It involves employing a combination of physical techniques to propel both the rider and the skateboard off the ground.

To perform an ollie, the skater's front foot remains on or near the skateboard, while the rear foot presses down on the tail of the board. With a swift motion, the skater then slides their front foot forward, causing the skateboard to "pop" off the ground. Simultaneously, the skater levels the board by sliding their rear foot towards the middle of the skateboard. This leveling action allows the rider to become airborne briefly and clear any obstacles in their path. The skater then ensures both feet are above the board and prepares for landing by bending their knees and anticipating the gravitational forces.

Ollying requires a mixture of timing, balance, and leg strength, making it a fundamental building block for various tricks and jumps in the realm of skateboarding. By mastering the ollie, skateboarders have the ability to perform a multitude of more advanced tricks and smoothly navigate their surroundings, showcasing the versatility and skill required in the sport.

Etymology of OLLYING

The word "ollie" originated from skateboarding culture and is derived from the name of Alan "Ollie" Gelfand, a professional skateboarder who invented the trick. The term first appeared in the 1970s and soon became widely recognized in the skateboarding community. Over time, the verb form "ollieing" developed to describe the act of performing an ollie, which involves lifting the front wheels of the skateboard off the ground while the rear end remains in contact, and then leveling out the board in mid-air.

Conjugate verb Ollying

CONDITIONAL

I would ollying
you would ollying
he/she/it would ollying
we would ollying
they would ollying

CONDITIONAL CONTINUOUS

I would be ollyinging
you would be ollyinging
he/she/it would be ollyinging
we would be ollyinging
they would be ollyinging

CONDITIONAL PERFECT

I would have ollying
you would have ollying
he/she/it would have ollying
we would have ollying
they would have ollying

CONDITIONAL PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I would have been ollyinging
you would have been ollyinging
he/she/it would have been ollyinging
we would have been ollyinging
they would have been ollyinging

FUTURE

I will ollying
you will ollying
he/she/it will ollying
we will ollying
they will ollying

FUTURE CONTINUOUS

I will be ollyinging
you will be ollyinging
he/she/it will be ollyinging
we will be ollyinging
they will be ollyinging

FUTURE PERFECT

I will have ollyinged
you will have ollyinged
he/she/it will have ollyinged
we will have ollyinged
they will have ollyinged

FUTURE PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I will have been ollyinging
you will have been ollyinging
he/she/it will have been ollyinging
we will have been ollyinging
they will have been ollyinging

IMPERATIVE

you ollying
we let´s ollying

NONFINITE VERB FORMS

to ollying

PAST

I ollyinged
you ollyinged
he/she/it ollyinged
we ollyinged
they ollyinged

PAST CONTINUOUS

I was ollyinging
you were ollyinging
he/she/it was ollyinging
we were ollyinging
they were ollyinging

PAST PARTICIPLE

ollyinged

PAST PERFECT

I had ollyinged
you had ollyinged
he/she/it had ollyinged
we had ollyinged
they had ollyinged

PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I had been ollyinging
you had been ollyinging
he/she/it had been ollyinging
we had been ollyinging
they had been ollyinging

PRESENT

I ollying
you ollying
he/she/it ollyings
we ollying
they ollying

PRESENT CONTINUOUS

I am ollyinging
you are ollyinging
he/she/it is ollyinging
we are ollyinging
they are ollyinging

PRESENT PARTICIPLE

ollyinging

PRESENT PERFECT

I have ollyinged
you have ollyinged
he/she/it has ollyinged
we have ollyinged
they have ollyinged

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

I have been ollyinging
you have been ollyinging
he/she/it has been ollyinging
we have been ollyinging
they have been ollyinging