I posted this in a thread and it seams like this might help some people out.
Post all your other tips on manning up.
some of the scariest tricks i've ever tried, i was laughing all the way down the drop in... its all about having as much fun as possible. say you wanna try a backflip... heres what i do:
step one- crank up the tunes. now that i look back, every single time i tried a new trick, i've been listening to music.. it really just pumps me up, as well as my friends.
two- smile and dont make a big deal out of it. if you fall what ever it probably wont hurt that bad, but thats the VERY last thing you should be thinking about... dont even let it cross your mind..
three- in vision yourself stomping the trick. walk yourself through every single second and rotation in your mind. know how it is gonna feel before you actually throw it.
What helps me out a lot, is acting really steezy.. wear something really tall or something you think you look cool in. then pretend youre in an edit and youre just throwing the dopest shit. do a bunch of butters and jibs the run before you try it. get in the right mood.