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grrr, feels like time slows down when i air?

ok yesterday was day 1 of boarding and there's only a 20 footer step down in the park. when i go straight air it's ok. but when i tried to indy 3, right when i'm carving heel edge before the lip, everything feels like it's in slow motion for a fraction of a second. i guess that's when adrenaline kicks in. it gives me a slight panic because i don't know if it's just my perception or was i actually slowing down due to the carving. this slight panic will distract me a little bit from focusing on my indy grab and rotation. then i would bail lol.

does anyone get this "time slowing down" feeling as well? finally after 3 hours at the resort i stomped an indy 3 whoohoo.
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ok yesterday was day 1 of boarding and there's only a 20 footer step down in the park. when i go straight air it's ok. but when i tried to indy 3, right when i'm carving heel edge before the lip, everything feels like it's in slow motion for a fraction of a second. i guess that's when adrenaline kicks in. it gives me a slight panic because i don't know if it's just my perception or was i actually slowing down due to the carving. this slight panic will distract me a little bit from focusing on my indy grab and rotation. then i would bail lol.

does anyone get this "time slowing down" feeling as well? finally after 3 hours at the resort i stomped an indy 3 whoohoo.
That was your first day ever of snowboarding? Okay...
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Ahhh, I see.

I get that time-slows-down thing once in awhile. I rather like it. I read about it in some book but of course I can't recall which title. It had to do with hyperacuity of focus and IIRC they said it was a good thing.
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It's the adrenaline. When it kicks in your brain begins to process external stimuli faster. Your brain boosts visual processing from 30 to 60 fps (or something like that); creating the illusion that time is "slowing down"- to about half normal speed. Time isn't slowing, you're just processing the information faster.

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slowing down would be awesome. Everything speeds up for me and I lose form. Slowing it down is what I am for so I can do what I need to do and focus on turning shoulders, head leading rotation, spot landing, etc.
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i guess the "slow mo" is a good thing so i just need to get used to it lol. cuz before i panic a little when that happens and i mess up the trick. grrr...
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For me it happens right before I bail.
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It's more then likely adrenaline. If you think about it, it's actually a good thing if you learn to control it, because it gives you more time to think about and preform a trick. The faster you can process your spins, landing, etc the smoother it's likely to turn out.

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Synopsis: "...the part of the brain called the amygdala becomes more active, and lays down extra sets of memories that go along with the actual events."

Time doesn?t actually slow down in a crisis | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

Does Time Slow Down in a Crisis? A Galaxy Insight
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