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01-10-2002 6:56 PM

Do any of you guys ever wuss out when doing a trick? Like when I try and throw my backroll, it takes me like two passes before I can muster the courage to throw it and when I do throw it I rotate perfectly but throw the handle right when I land on my feet. If you do go through this, what do you do to fight this fear? Thanks, <BR>Ken

01-10-2002 10:22 PM

Can't help ya. "Girls" don't wuss out. lol

wuss factor 01-11-2002 6:13 AM

You will get over that,i used to bail on attempts when first starting out.I found that over thinking just screwed it up and hesitation made the fall worse .I realized most of the fear(wuss factor)was really mental and i didnt like to look bad more so of not wanting to get hurt.people naturally dont like failure and i think its more that for me then anything.Nothing like passing a few awesome boats with sick riders on them and getting worked on a simple backroll to bruise the old ego. <BR> <BR>Now i just take a few cuts at the wake and them just huck it up there the first few times to see how it feels and if i think its possible then i put in some time and throw it a few times each set until i get it..Or not<IMG SRC="http://wakeworld.com/discus/clipart/happy.gif" ALT=":)"> <BR> <BR> <BR>Bill

01-11-2002 10:20 AM

It happened to me... the wuss factor thing... I couldn't even try an invert without getting scared as hell... I've hurt myself quite bad... and realised that hesitation made it worst, like bill said... I thought to myself, It's just water anyway... I ended up the season trying backrolls, TS and HS, front rolls, scarecrows, and landing tantrums... this is all mental... go through it and you'll be laughing at yourself later...

01-11-2002 5:05 PM

Bill is right, it hurts more to wuss out than if you go for it, dont believe me?? try wussing out halfway through a raley.

01-14-2002 10:09 AM

That is the worst thing, wussing out halfway through a raley... except for wussing out halfway through a 313, blind judge, or batwing to blind... those would totally destroy yourself... but since I'm not there yet, it doesn't haunt my dreams right now...

01-14-2002 12:16 PM

Comittment is a key in learning any new trick - espicially the Raley. I didn't WUSS out but the Raley takes some practice...... Compare the photo below to the profile pic ~lol~ Damage COntrol.. <BR> <BR><IMG SRC="http://wakeworld.com/discus/messages/3184/12711.jpg" ALT="raley"> <BR> <BR> <BR>-= peace =-

01-14-2002 4:07 PM

Do you guys think that just taking a break for like a week or so helps to get over the wuss factor? I used to have that for my ollie 180's cuz I always caught my edge but I did school stuff for a week and couldnt ride. But when I did go out and ride again I was totally over it. Joe, I feel ya man! I got K.O. on a backroll to toeside face plant. Thas probably why I'm such a wuss! Anyway, Thanks guys for all your help and keep posting! <BR>Lates, <BR>Ken

01-14-2002 4:20 PM

Ken, <BR> <BR>go to your local body building supplement store and ask for a supplement called "adrenalin" <BR>take one of those and you will be over the wuss factor! <BR> <BR>Have fun!

01-17-2002 8:39 AM

Go to your local beverage store and ask for a beverage called "beer." This also helps!

works even better w/chicks watching cuase you try to be a pro 02-11-2002 6:32 PM

to get over it, get a lot of friends in the boat, and that way you can't wuss out. (works even better w/chicks watching cuase you try to be a pro) but then just do a run that you arent scared of and use that to get pumped up, then out of nowhere without thinking too much, just throw a raley or something. It worked for me on my raley, i used to back out when i was hitting the wake (already too late) and it would hurt like hell, so just go for it. good luck, peace.

02-12-2002 12:29 AM

Hey everyone, sounds like some good ideas! Only trouble is I'm not gonna be wakeboarding for a while- just driving. Turns out I got some fractures in my lower spine from playing basketball therefore I can't wakebaord for the rest of the year and might have to wear a brace for six months, 23 hours a day. Looks like I might be needing a new playstation 2 or X box! Hook me up! <BR>Thanks, <BR>-Ken

02-12-2002 12:30 AM

Hey everyone, sounds like some good ideas! Only trouble is I'm not gonna be wakeboarding for a while- just driving. Turns out I got some fractures in my lower spine from playing basketball therefore I can't wakeboard for the rest of the year and might have to wear a brace for six months, 23 hours a day. Looks like I might be needing a new playstation 2 or X box! Hook me up! <BR>Thanks, <BR>-Ken


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