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post #31 of 40 (permalink) Old 12-20-2012, 01:55 PM
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My best friend said something a long time ago when I was staring down at a big drop. Still use this whenver I need to.

"In the words of Jackie Chan - No think just go!"

The longer you sit and think, the less likely you will actually do it and the more likely you will second guess and bail. I have never hurt myself doing something I fully committed to, I have nearly crippled myself 30+ times bailing on shit because I second guessed myself.
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My best friend said something a long time ago when I was staring down at a big drop. Still use this whenver I need to.

"In the words of Jackie Chan - No think just go!"

The longer you sit and think, the less likely you will actually do it and the more likely you will second guess and bail. I have never hurt myself doing something I fully committed to, I have nearly crippled myself 30+ times bailing on shit because I second guessed myself.
lol reminds me of The Last Samurai: "Too many mind"
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sadly probably. we get 4 main jumps at our park and i know some of the park crew though, we have three 50-60 footers and one 70 footer. apparently one year they made a 80 footer and it was insane...

Unless your at a prime resort with a pro jump line, I doubt it. That 80' was probably 50'... Post a picture of your 50-70' jumps. Probably max 40-50'. When you see an 80' jump, there is no mistaking it....
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I don't park ride, but with steeps and moguls and speed, something that works for me is to focus "big" and "far", as in overall mountain vs. very small, as in what is right in front of me. "This steep is only from here to there, these moguls are tiny compared to whole hill", "this speed is nothing compared to driving a car", etc. I don't remember when or why I started doing this, but it's a trick I'm conscious of and use now, and it works for my psyche. Of course, the mountain sometimes delivers a reality check...
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Assuming you're able to breathe, this
yes its wonderful when you slam your chest on rails and start choking -.-
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yes its wonderful when you...and start choking -.-
Yeah that's what she said
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This is my biggest problem, the reason I never get better.
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This is my biggest problem, the reason I never get better.
what exactly are you choking on....with?


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One of the reasons for fear is not knowing how much of a repurcussion there is for crashing and burning. Will you be in traction for the rest of your life? Paralyzed? Or just embarrassed?

I've found that most of the time, the consequences are much lower than what you'd think from watching a bail. Mind you, that's downhilling or jumps. As soon as metal or wooden features are involved, that can change.

The easiest way for me is to incrementally increase the risk, so you desensitize yourself to a level of risk before upping your game. How you do that depends on what you're doing.

50-50's on a feature are relatively safe. boardslides, not so much. If I ever get to the point of wanting to do boardslides, I'm going to initally armour up like a motocross rider, including face protection, and I don't give a damn if I look like a dork. I'd rather look silly than end up having dinner through a straw for a couple of months.
Cant imagine boardsliding without padded shorts.
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im pretty happy. today i threw a bunch of 270s onto a culvert some of em were really nice and clean too
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