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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 11:58 PM
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I need some help please...

I Have been Boarding for about 2 years (3 this year)

Last year i went out on my 2nd trip, and after a few succesful runs i decided to work on my toe side turns. Well i was going on a moderate speed and went for a turn and hit a patch of ice, and that was it, i went down like a sack of potatoes. during my crash i really messed up my rotator cuff. It shook me up pretty bad.

Well 2 months later I was back on the board and I was trying really hard to turn. But as hard as i tried i COULD NOT bring myself to turn right, so i would just come to a complete stop and then adjust myself to turn.

Can anyone give some tips to overcome my fears and get back on that horse? Because i really do love being up on the mountain. Would lessons help? thanks alot.
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 07:07 AM
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lessons are nice, in that the instructor is all about the positive feed back. this is good to fortify you in times of doubt and fear.

failing that.... you could indulge in some introspection;
sit quietly, and tell yourself how easy it is for you to do what you want to do; imagine doing it; call yourself a pussy for not trying. have a cup or two of vodka / whisky / whatever for 'dutch courage' if need be and then tell yourself you will not leave the hill until you got that ambition of your's sorted once and for all!

fortune favours the brave.

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Thanks Alot For the help, really.

My first trip to the mountain will be about 2 weeks from now and I have looked into private lessons (so i can get that better connection) I'll probably take it pretty slow. And Also i figured that practicing on how to crash properly wouldn't hurt anything.

I can't wait :] lol
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rag doll rules!

gravity is your best friend and worst enemy....

when an edge gets caught or your thinking gets hazy, just roll with it! literally!

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You don't need to worry about taking it slow - just take the lesson. And it can be private or group. Not sure what country you are in. But see, especially if you pay for a private, that they give you an AASI (US) or CASI (CN) certified instructor. ASK FOR IT! Because at alot of resorts they'll give the high-paying private lessons to the full-timers and they are not necessarily the best. But the one thing you'll get from a lesson is that a tilt/tip turn is not intuitive. You are probably getting in the back seat and/or not shifting your weight over the board by putting your knees out. Anyway - it will all become clear with a good lesson.

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Thanks Alot For the help, really.

My first trip to the mountain will be about 2 weeks from now and I have looked into private lessons (so i can get that better connection) I'll probably take it pretty slow. And Also i figured that practicing on how to crash properly wouldn't hurt anything.

I can't wait :] lol
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2007, 01:48 AM
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My best advice is to just not think about the consequences or not to think about messing up, if you have a positive mindset your more likely to succeed, like when i go for something i basically think "i'm gonna do this and nail it perfectly" it doesn't always turn out that way. Also get comfortable on your toe edge even if it means going down the bunny hill a few times on it.
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My best advice is to just not think about the consequences or not to think about messing up, if you have a positive mindset your more likely to succeed, like when i go for something i basically think "i'm gonna do this and nail it perfectly" it doesn't always turn out that way. Also get comfortable on your toe edge even if it means going down the bunny hill a few times on it.
If the OP wants to get hurt badly again, then yeah, by all means, go ahead and not think about the consequences. Getting over fears is about being able to feel in control of the situation at all times and there are certain situations when you can't just point it and go.
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If the OP wants to get hurt badly again, then yeah, by all means, go ahead and not think about the consequences. Getting over fears is about being able to feel in control of the situation at all times and there are certain situations when you can't just point it and go.

i guess i stated that wrong, when i say don't think about the consequences i meant it along the lines of doing a toeside turn or a small jump or something, not riding some backcountry mountain unprepared because you didn't think it through.
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