VilleDoesSkiSo, I have come to the conclusion that this season is the one where I'm going to learn new tricks such as flat/rodeo 5/7, cork 7, cork 3.
What did you do to have the balls to go for those tricks?
I can pretty much do everything on tramp easily but not dubs (execpt dub back and dub side flip).
For example, how does doing a cork 7 and rodeo 5 on snow have a difference on doing it on tramp and how should i approach those tricks?
Thanks if you read this far.
I've struggled with commitment a lot with throwing new or scary tricks and the biggest thing I've found is starting on a set up you are comfortable with. I'd recommend, depending on where you live, that you build a jump into powder. Make the take off a little steepper than normal, but long enough to not to be too poppy and just so you have plenty of room to set up for the trick. Also for new tricks I find stepups to be the less scary for some reason. Also, although I haven't learned any of the tricks above yet, I recently learned how to side flip on the ground and off of rocks, it was pretty scary and even after I started doing them a lot of the time I would regress and get to scared to to them again. I found however that if this happened though all I had to do was diving shoulder roll or frontflip to get used to going upsidedown again and it gave me the confidence to huck them again. So start by throwing a few warm up tricks that you feel comfortable with and build you confidence up with. It also works if you have friends there watching since the peer pressure will make you more sendy. And try to take deep breaths and relax, psyching yourself out ahead of time doesn't help. Good luck