I have many sessions where I am skiing/rollerblading alone and its difficult for me to have fun and progress when I am alone. Usually I skate with friends and we are always having a great time, having a lot of fun and always pushing each other to the limits and we progress a lot and really fast! But if I am alone, it completely change my mind and I suck.
1) I am not really motivated/pumped up
2) I have fear of falling/getting injured
3) I dont push myself enough
I want to explain this three things a little bit:
I always skate/ski alone during the week, that means I had a really long day with learning a lot in school etc. I always want to go skate, and looking forward to it, but I think: Oh man I dont really want to go out and do another challenging activity and it would be much easier just sitting at home and doing nothing (I think everybody has experienced this) but I can always manage it to push myself and finally go out.
So I am not really motivated to push my limits and doing another challenging thing!
Fear of falling/getting injured
One guy said one the ns forum:
"Dont care what could happen to your body"
And thats kinda true (dont be stupid of course) but I always give a fuck what could happen and thats holding me back so much!
Pushing myself to the limits/hitting new stuff
Probably biggest problem. I always repeat all the tricks that I already learnt and arent challenging for me anymore, so I dont progress...
So how can I turn into this "boss mode" when you feel yourself like a king and you just hit every single rail and throw out the biggest things you can do and you really dont give a fuck what could happen and you are just having a great time :D?
I know its not easy to answer this big question, and I know it will definately take more than just a day to change my mindest and let the motivation come from inside, but I will change it :D!
I already read the 10 commandments to successful park skiing from a member on the ns forum, panojibber, its really helpful but I dont do this things while I am having a session :(
The ten commandments to successful park skiing:
(you can skip this)
1. Ski every day and be willing to hike for ridiculously long periods of time to get a trick.
2. Just do shit, don't think about it that much. The more instinctual it is, the better it will often go. This obviously doesn't go for tricks that you haven't done on tramps/diving boards.
3. Ski with people who are better than you.
4. Huck your tricks off of everything. If you can do a switch three, do it off a cliff. Then do it off a bigger cliff(really impressive btw, and ridiculously easy). If you can do tap 180 in the park, do it somewhere on the mountain. If there is a random roller that nobody is tricking off of, then trick off it.
5. Be dedicated, remember that the only reason the pros are pro is because they wanted it more than everybody else. You have to ask yourself if there is someone who is willing to work harder than you. If you find the answer is yes, then make it no.
6. Compete, no matter how badly you get owned. Getting destroyed in a comp is one of the best motivators in skiing.
7. Push yourself. Hit bigger jumps, do your tricks off bigger jumps. If you can hit it comfortably, chances are you're ready to start throwing tricks off it.
8. Don't skip features. If you see a rail that you think is a bit too gnarly, try it anyways. The worst that could happen is you fall off it. Obviously there are exceptions, but don't ever skip something you know you could probably do.
9. Learn lots of tricks. The more rightside and leftside stuff you do, switch and forward, off axis, inverted stuff you do the better you'll get at everything. Do it all.
10. Be diverse. Learn rail tricks, box tricks, hip tricks, jump tricks, pipe tricks, silly tricks like hand drags and butters, and generally just try to be as good as you can be at everything. This will not only make you look good, but allow you to progress your skiing no matter the conditions, whether windy or sunny, slushy or icy, hard or soft, jumps or no jumps.
I hope you guys can help me, share your experience with skiing/skating alone and I would really appreciate it if you can give me some good tips :D