Yes. It is far too hard. I spent ages trying to gap over the wavy platform thing and have decided it isn’t actually possible to ollie that far.
I’m actually starting to get a bit irritated with the game as a whole, actually. There aren’t many tricks you can do, most can’t be done unless you’re travelling at an exact speed and you’re exactly lined up and you flick the stick exactly right, and vert tricks are virtually impossible. I spend far to long trying to the the “pumping-then-Christ-Air” challenge.
That’s right, friends, Tony Hawk is better.