There is no room for hesitation or fear for Olympic athletes like Shaun White, but the terrain park can be so intimidating for mortals like me. Does anyone have any secrets for building confidence and overcoming fear when learning new tricks?
Stick the landing! So often people try new tricks or big air but then change their mind mid-air. Bad idea! Just follow through with what you intended in the first place. Its one thing if you cant do the trick.... but its another if you bail out part way through. It is super common for snowboarders to try and land with the brakes on (on an edge)..... like they would want to stop as soon as they land anyway.... Snowboarders should almost always land flat. The secret is to visualize the sequence, breath, then execute to the best of your ability.
I have found that it is much like long distance running. Nothing can prepare you for a marathon like just getting out the door and running. Start easy and build.... succssess is a product of time invested.....
Most important..... Have FUN!
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