Think of your conscious mind as a supervisor and your hindbrain as the worker. The supervisor can show the worker how to do something new, but there's a lot of 'conversation' and it goes very slow. Once the worker learns how to do it, it goes a lot faster. But the worker has very very limited decision-making capability. In fact the hindbrain is only capable of making decision-tree type decisions -- nothing that involves memory. And if the worker has to stop to talk to the supervisor, things slow way way down. But if the worker is taking care of things, the supervisor is just observing the results after the fact.
This is a pretty simplistic analogy, but it captures the essence of it. You need to train the part of your brain that handles reflexive processing. Once you've done that, things happen way too fast for you to think about.
That's a really great analogy. I agree, a lot of talking back and forth those two, and I feel that could lead the conversation toward different...methods or substances you can use to reduce that dialog to a minimum.
There is one global controller always alert, the instinct. Ready to send a well placed shot of adrenaline up your arms and legs when you really need to do something quick.
Riding IS such an instinctive activity...I love that feeling of letting go, especially when you know the terrain, and just enjoy. SO addictive.
Absolutely yes. One of the most unforgettable memories was riding down the wave during my first times at Kwood...there's a spot where it is almost vertical for maybe 30 feet,it's totally fine, but that day I didn't know it was there, and I just found myself on it in a fantastic deep day. my balls went up my throat for the sudden bomb dive of my board and then I was screaming of joy speeding off at the bottom of it. It's really hard to get hurt there, unless you hit a huge block of iced snow, and you can have a blast every time...without a scratch.
10 season? Pretty good...I am in my 4th year with a season pass (30, 40, 26 and just 1 day for this season)