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Old 02-26-2012, 12:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Fear of going fast

I consider myself a reasonably okay snowboarder, I can carve, I can hit some basic park features. What's really impeding my progress is that whenever I get going fast, I freak and I have to slow down. This is really bad when I'm on the mountain with my friends and they all have to wait for me to come down, every time. How can I get over my fear of going faster?
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just keep riding. You'll get more comfortable.
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Old 02-26-2012, 12:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by linvillegorge View Post
Just keep riding. You'll get more comfortable.
I used to think going fast was 15-20mph straight down a green..... Now greens seem like snail speed..... Cat tracks seem super slow too.... The more Time you spend at high speed, the easier it gets. Follow your buddies and put some music in your ears....
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Go here http://www.snowboardingforum.com/tip...ons-video.html and here Free Learn to Snowboard Videos | SnowProfessor and make sure you technique is on point.That is the key to going fast with out killing yourself.

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Old 02-26-2012, 01:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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drink a couple beers
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:39 PM   #6 (permalink)
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same here. i have to slow down right before i hit the jump for some reason because im scared that im gonna flipover and fall on my ass
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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As long as your having a good time it shouldn't matter. You'll be bombing double black diamonds and double corking in no time with a good attitude
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:29 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I hate to give this kind of advice when it comes to a sport where you can get hurt, but after i've had a couple of beers, that's when I've progressed the most.
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Old 02-26-2012, 02:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I had a fear of going fast after catching edges early on and face planting a bit. I'm mostly over my fear of speed now from just continuing to snowboard and improving my technique so that I feel more in control and can comfortably get down steeper intermediate runs. Keep practicing and you'll get over it eventually.

Probably don't want to get too drunk and snowboard as you'll lose some of your motor skills...
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:49 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Learn proper technique, spend some time with an instructor learning to actually carve. Anyone can go fast flying down the hill flat based. But it is so much nicer to carve fast down the hill, and know your are in control.
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