I just started skateboarding and I want to know how long it usually takes to get good and how long it should take for me to learn how to ollie properly!!!!!!!! I just need a time frame to see how I compare to others. I've been riding to school while carrying my powerbook and I"m kind of freaked out I'm going to fall and damage it. I'm loving skating though and it's such a great workout. I wish I had started when I was younger!! I Could have been pro by now.