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Location: Grand Junction, CO
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Both - when you get tired it is harder to support your body with your muscles so you start trying to support it more by "stacking" your skeleton relying on bone to bone. Fear, as you already mentioned, can also do it.
To overcome the fear sight in on closer areas for turning and general line selection. Also the rule of thumb is new terrain, old skill. Don't be afraid to kick out some garlands or c turns and traverses. get use to what the pitch of the hill is doing to you before you try the newer skill of hooking up s-turns.
Other skills to improve on before blacks to make blacks easier to ride.
Nose Manuals, beginner bumps(green or blue), varying the size of your turns and how fast you turn, mix freestyle manevuers into your turns(this will give you movement options since blacks usually come with "varying" terrain.(i.e. flat spins, ollies, hopping, etc all while maintaing an s-shape)