I admit I have fear of speed. This is what has always stopped my progress with snowboard. I am so annoyed with myself and I want to get serious in overcoming it. At least partially.
I did some reading and I found two things that can help. First one is visualizing positive outcome of what I am going to do. Sound pretty stupid, doesn't it? Well it wasn't so obvious to me, as I am constantly thinking to "I will crash onto someone, I will fell hardly, I will kill that little boy, etc". This cursed year I was not able to do much on the slopes, but I tried this technique and it seems to give me some improvements.
Other big, big point is that I always look down instead than where I am going. And looking at the ground, speed becomes much more real than looking where I have to go. And honestly, looking at wonderful mountains around me is much more enjoyable than looking the snow close to my feet.
So I know I must think positive
and look around me. Seems pretty reasonable.
Any good advice on top of that?
I also did some though on myself. I realized that I don't have fear of speed in itself, well at least until it remains reasonable (mind that I am a blue piste girl for now). What I fear more is losing control and hurting myself or -worse- others in that. Not sure if this way of thinking will make things better or worse, but up to now I am here.
Any thoughts or consideration will be really welcome.