18 aug 2015
4 524 868 Skatījumi

I wanted to see how long it would take to learn a particular skill with deliberate practice. I chose skateboarding and set the milestone at a kickflip. I recorded every second of learning and made this video. It took me 5 hours and 47 minutes to land one.
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Music at 03:55: (apologies for missing the credit first time round)
Funny Song by Ben Sound
Music at 01:30
Railroad's Whiskey Co by Jahzzar

  • I call BS

    Mike SmithMike SmithPirms 10 Stundām
  • Ollie in 9m are you kidding me makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENCE

    Celal Harun GezerCelal Harun GezerPirms 17 Stundām
  • pov you have been struggiling a kickflip for 5 months

    dummer playzdummer playzPirms 18 Stundām
  • Disgusting

    HydroHydroPirms dienas
  • ive been trying to kickflip for a year how tf did he do it in 5 in a half hours

    JakeSnake LakeJakeSnake LakePirms dienas
  • late kickflip!!! there harder than real ones

    ITZ VENOMITZ VENOMPirms dienas
  • 5 years later who else got recommended

    Rory JohnsonRory JohnsonPirms dienas
  • he became a better skater then me in 8 minutes

    Lil WarffLil WarffPirms 2 dienām
  • I think my problem is that i'd have spend thoose 5 hours and 47 minutes on petting the cat lol

    KasadiaKasadiaPirms 2 dienām
  • He’s doing heel flips lmao

    SamCalabSamCalabPirms 2 dienām
  • that skateboard is definitely not helping never buy a board that comes in a plastic package like that hahaha

    Luke BELAYLuke BELAYPirms 2 dienām
  • How did u learn these tricks on basically a Walmart board

    Jordan SkatesJordan SkatesPirms 2 dienām
  • I’ve been skateboarding for a fortnight now and still can’t Ollie This guy does it in like 10 mins

    Edward SandysEdward SandysPirms 3 dienām
  • Definitely watched Braille

    Edward SandysEdward SandysPirms 3 dienām
  • Mike just casually olly'ing in like 10 mins

    curtinscouchcurtinscouchPirms 3 dienām
  • I have 9 years of skating experience and have only landed one kick flip

    Shaheen AldosariShaheen AldosariPirms 3 dienām
  • Why are you choose sport direct skate🤮

    Kryštof MayerKryštof MayerPirms 4 dienām

    MusEdits 5MusEdits 5Pirms 4 dienām
  • Lmao mans learned to Ollie in 8 mins 😭

    Mr. RonaMr. RonaPirms 4 dienām
  • this is why I don't getting a cat :)

    kaktusss in Chilekaktusss in ChilePirms 4 dienām
  • the moment when i saw the batmancap XD

    Octo _310Octo _310Pirms 4 dienām
  • A bit of a weird kickflip but it is s kickflip hahaha

    Erick Valdes ZamarripaErick Valdes ZamarripaPirms 5 dienām
  • 3:08

    Nicholas HootsNicholas HootsPirms 6 dienām
  • how, just how

    SinaroMakaSinaroMakaPirms 6 dienām
  • 2:13 made my laugh out loud!! i know the feeling too well!!

    DennyDennyPirms 6 dienām
  • Every skater and their moms rn:😐😑😐

    まし_ghxulish_まし_ghxulish_Pirms 6 dienām
  • dude you might want to wear a cup lol

    raislashraislashPirms 6 dienām
  • Took me a month to learn a ollie and he learns a kickflip in 5 hours

    Emmanuel SolaresEmmanuel SolaresPirms 7 dienām
  • People saying it took them months to Ollie bruh I learned it in less then half an hour

    Charlie AnimationsCharlie AnimationsPirms 7 dienām
  • at 3:55 only freaks will know the song ;)

    qt Cloudsqt CloudsPirms 7 dienām
  • Me: Landed my first kickflip in 3 years Mike: Learns it in 5 hours Also me: I'm done

    VenomVenomPirms 7 dienām
    • I'm making a goal of learning all my tricks on a cruiser

      Tet ToeTet ToePirms 5 dienām
  • Mike: Learns how to ollie in ten minutes Everyone: 1 year later... getting frustrated trying to ollie

    AcidserpentAcidserpentPirms 7 dienām
  • I’ve been skating for four years and I can’t kickflip

    Leaking Toilet36Leaking Toilet36Pirms 7 dienām
  • He hurts like every part of his body he might as well put protection on his head

    Mr. MiniMr. MiniPirms 7 dienām
  • The time is so fake..

    mouse discordmouse discordPirms 8 dienām
  • I have learned to Ollie in a week wtf

    itsnotgibbyitsnotgibbyPirms 8 dienām
  • @Mike Shake Is a better channel. What a ripoff

    dustin ramosdustin ramosPirms 8 dienām
  • The steez also evolved in 5 hours

    Kobe CristanKobe CristanPirms 9 dienām
  • Me who’s been skating for a moth: HMM

    MaymeMaymePirms 9 dienām
    • Whats moth

      Veljko StankovicVeljko StankovicPirms 8 dienām
  • Not to put you down because if you didn’t shorten the times to look good your pretty much a natural but I’m sure that was a heel flip not a kick flip

    BLKY •BLKY •Pirms 9 dienām
  • Do it moving

    bob bobbob bobPirms 9 dienām
  • More

    Babo LacknerBabo LacknerPirms 9 dienām
  • I love how with you you don’t just leave it after you landed it you actually keep on doing it to nail it down.

    cetrixcetrixPirms 10 dienām
  • I’m really impressed that you have got a Ollie in like 20 minutes!

    cetrixcetrixPirms 10 dienām
  • I’m a skater so just trying to help.

    cetrixcetrixPirms 10 dienām
  • Ok actually better board than the first one.

    cetrixcetrixPirms 10 dienām
  • Just for next time get a wider board and a board that has more pop, so like the ends are higher.

    cetrixcetrixPirms 10 dienām
  • Is he trying to kickflip with his backfoot ?

    AvoMilaXAvoMilaXPirms 10 dienām
  • mans a wizard

    skimaxkskimaxkPirms 11 dienām
  • my question is why can't I kickflip after 2 weeks of trying but this man did it in 5 hours?!

    ReverbReverbPirms 11 dienām
  • Can't believe this was 5 years ago

    RiftXRiftXPirms 11 dienām
  • the way u kickflip is kind of weird

    BBL_JayBBL_JayPirms 12 dienām
  • Me: Yes bro I finally landed a kickflip now I feel like the 4 months of ollies,180s,No complys, pop shuv its, and heel flips paid off! Him: 5 hours of skateboarding lands a kickflip.

    Benny Da HunterBenny Da HunterPirms 12 dienām
  • Dude by the time you got to 46 minutes your kickflip progress has exceeded mine, and I've been working on it for awhile. Good freaking job.

    Ardika SulistijaArdika SulistijaPirms 12 dienām
  • Anyone watching this in 2020?

    Pixi ArtsPixi ArtsPirms 12 dienām
  • bro i cant do my ollie and im trying to do it losing my shit already half a year and this guy just does it in 9 minutes GUY TEACH ME YOUR WAYS U TALENTED FUCK

    lil bishlil bishPirms 12 dienām
  • off topic but i love the tvr posters👍🏻

    DUDEBRO 722DUDEBRO 722Pirms 12 dienām
  • If this guys is already better than you then get there and skate or you a poser

    Milo JaimesMilo JaimesPirms 14 dienām
  • bro the technique for his kickflip is insane he's like pushing the board down with his toes idk if that makes it easier or harder but it looks wacky and i imagine its way uarder

    why._.musicwhy._.musicPirms 15 dienām
  • Actually your doing a late kick flip in the first part of the video but when u change to what I think is your back garden you are actually doing a normal kick flip

    EditzzEditzzPirms 15 dienām
  • Wow... this was 5 years ago! What was *i* doing 5 years ago...

    Cookie CommentCookie CommentPirms 15 dienām
  • 4:41 every guy felt that one

    seriegamerseriegamerPirms 15 dienām
  • How did he learn how to Ollie so fast?

    TTV_XximaBotxXTTV_XximaBotxXPirms 15 dienām
  • Mike:Puts on shin guard's Skateboard: ok bet ill end your whole career

    Gregory DeanGregory DeanPirms 15 dienām
  • If the word “commitment” was a person, this would be it

    Hooligan DanielHooligan DanielPirms 15 dienām
  • It all started with this. Huge Fan mike :D

    Exotic- FoxyExotic- FoxyPirms 16 dienām
  • How have I been practicing ollies for 3 weeks and can’t get higher than 2 inches and he gets up idk 4 feet in 10 minutes

    xMandyxxMandyxPirms 16 dienām
  • 2:38 I can feel it

    Eric OngEric OngPirms 16 dienām
  • It took me a month to even spin the board halfway....

    mozeymozeyPirms 16 dienām
  • Wow your cat really Dosent want Chu to get hurt so it won't go away +w+

    Accralted G4Accralted G4Pirms 16 dienām
  • I'm throwing my board away tomorrow

    Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • 5:07 bitch.

    Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • "I borrowed this" *throws*

    Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • this guy got to my progress in months in 10 minutes.

    Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • how the fuck di8d he learn to ollie from scratch in 8 minutes... it took me literal hours upon hours to land my first one

    Seth FosterSeth FosterPirms 18 dienām
    • same

      Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • bro your board is so stiff

    Stef BartenStef BartenPirms 18 dienām
  • he ollied like a foot within 12 minutes of trying

    flamingholeflamingholePirms 18 dienām
    • I mean I believe him but it's bs

      Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
    • it's bs

      Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • I am learning kickflips and I (no cap) have 17 hours on board trying kickflips this week and I already land then slip out

    Exit SkateExit SkatePirms 19 dienām
  • I wast practices kick flip for almost a year i can't Land it

    Patrick neilsen CasihanPatrick neilsen CasihanPirms 19 dienām
  • brah wat is that gumbie board...respect the grind tho

    CrytcCrytcPirms 19 dienām
  • and here i am after 10 hours of constant trying to ollie still not even close

    Barslund _Barslund _Pirms 19 dienām
    • ^

      Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • Lobe it how he almost landed a kickfilp el primo before landing a kickflip xD

    VilVilPirms 20 dienām
  • 2:37 thats what we call getting sacked. you can see why :)

    Dogger GamingDogger GamingPirms 21 dienas
    • nah popsickled

      Leo FLeo FPirms 18 dienām
  • He's either a superhuman or he lied about the time/already knew how to skate. Learning to ollie in 8 minutes is impossible.

    ya yoya yoPirms 21 dienas
  • what.....the......hell

    Bruce SanchezBruce SanchezPirms 21 dienas
  • 0:00 a legend was born

    Deen van der HulstDeen van der HulstPirms 21 dienas
  • I've been skating for 2 months and can't do an ollie but this man can do a kick flip in a few hours damn.

    Rusty ShacklefordRusty ShacklefordPirms 22 dienām
  • He literally learned an ollie in 8 minutes i needed fing 1 year

    alex_324 gamesalex_324 gamesPirms 23 dienām
  • Day one hour zero

    Robin HekkelmanRobin HekkelmanPirms 23 dienām
  • Never buy pre built boards bro

    Noah VineNoah VinePirms 23 dienām
  • an olie in 8 minutes. wow. oh well

    RoomRarRoomRarPirms 23 dienām
  • 4:58 primo ouch

    CurtybirdCurtybirdPirms 23 dienām
  • 2:41 where’s that hand goin my friend?

    SuperiorRavageSuperiorRavagePirms 23 dienām
  • bruh i took a month for ollie and this dude took 8 minutes

    MIKA MIZANMIKA MIZANPirms 24 dienām
  • It took him 9 minutes to Ollie? It took me 9 years.

    ShookSamuraiShookSamuraiPirms 24 dienām
  • my man almost just did a kickflip to primo slide ive beeen skateboarding for a year and i cant even pressure flip

    OwnTheFieldOwnTheFieldPirms 24 dienām
  • I think barely being able to pop and then next scene do a nearly perfect Ollie for a beginner is sus

    Rocco ZRocco ZPirms 24 dienām
  • How did he learn the Ollie that fast tho

    Icon artzIcon artzPirms 25 dienām
  • This mans eyebrows are the red angry bird

    Fun with TristanFun with TristanPirms 25 dienām
  • IT TOOK THIS GUY 10 MINS TO OLLIE I did it in 3 years

    Joe TanrJoe TanrPirms 25 dienām
    • Same

      micky_mouse11 TTVmicky_mouse11 TTVPirms 9 Stundām
    • Yup same

      Uma PadmeUma PadmePirms dienas