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Fear is always there with any action sports.
I believe that everybody has faced their fears while snowboarding in the past.
Also not many tips around describing how to overcome a fear.
But this article will teach you a concrete idea to get over it.
Let’s find out what the fear is and how we can solve it.
What is Fear?
We first should understand what the fear is.
Then we can analyze and find out the way to face them.
Dictionary describes Fear as …
“It’s the unpleasant feeling you have when you think that you are in danger.”
What a perfect description!
So when we feel fear, we will feel being unpleasant and in dangerous situation.
It is because our brain remembers a close situation in the past.
While snowboarding for example, crashing on the jump or jibbing items, or on steeps and moguls.
We visualize bad scenarios when we are feeling fear, even if it hasn't happened yet.
So if the bad scenario doesn't happen or a good scenario comes up instead, we can destroy a fear.
Figure out exactly what the fear is.
Try writing down all the fears that you face now and in the past.
And find out a reason why it’s scary for you.
Now let’s try to figure out the fear in more detail.
What makes you scared can be sorted out into 6 issues “TTPPEE”.
We will sort out all of your listed fears after learning the 6 issues.
You might think that you are not ready because of your skill?
Get enough basic skill training on an easier environment.
And get solid skill and a confidence in those environments.
Or step down what you are working on when things are not going well.
For example, trick difficulty, speed, size of the item, slope angle, and so on.
Isn't it too early to hit this?
Even if you have enough skill to hit it, you shouldn't hit it in your first run of the day.
Did you follow proper progress to hit it?
You should be good at all basic moves, speed and timing in advance.
Have a plan and hit it at the right timing.
Are you warmed up?
Do you have an injury?
Aren't you tired?
Your body must be ready before challenge.
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