Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Trick your brain and become and better r Posted: Mar 16, 2012 - 11:42 PM
First post: Oct 18, 2009
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Had a crack at making a "cone"...
£3.49 gutter spout from B&Q, filled with expanding polystyrene, for rigidity. Setting tonight!!
Currently 6' tall, shall try it out tomorrow...
Jay / Sian -how tall are the cones?
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Trick your brain and become and better r Posted: Mar 17, 2012 - 09:26 AM
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Trick your brain and become and better r Posted: Mar 23, 2012 - 11:06 AM
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I have updated our knowledge area with some great articles. They are primarily focused towards those coaching and instructing, but there was a couple of articles that expand on the points raised the trick your brain article.
They discuss the aspects of how sessioning with your mates can help progression and how belief in yourself can have a dramatic effect on your skill development.
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Trick your brain and become and better r Posted: Mar 23, 2012 - 05:45 PM
First post: Oct 11, 2004
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Nice work J! I've posted that on the Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre fb page.
Post subject: RE: Re: RE: Re: RE: Trick your brain and become and better r Posted: Apr 12, 2012 - 02:50 PM
First post: Sep 20, 2009
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Re. Original post, that's a great article and I've discovered a lot of the same things with my own riding.
I've had some times this season when I've had trouble steeling my nerve to jump something or try a new trick. Recently, I've been following Doc Ali on the internet, she's the Sports Pyschologist for the USA Olympic gymnasts and trampolinists this year.
I've applied some of her ideas and been able to jump some much larger kickers as a result. In Japanese kicker measurements, around 8 metres. I don't know how that translates, I guess it's about the same or a slightly bigger than the kickers they use in the Snowboard Addiction training vids. All I know, is that I considered those kickers to be giant-sized before, and now I've jumped them, the kickers I was jumping before feel easy.
So anyway, here's a link to Doc Ali's website, she has some useful articles on there and I also recommend the version of her workbook that's aimed at all athletes called The Athlete Warrior.
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