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    Default How do you sike yourself up to do something BIG?

    Do you talk to yourself?, scream?, or just remain silent? lol

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    I barrel race a lot, and I can't get too excited or my horse will go insane and run over the L gate, so I use music and promethium.
    I want to be more like water... so I could drown stupid people.

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    remain silent and get caffeine high

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    I try to picture myself doing it from what my perspective would be when skating it.

    Doing as much as that makes me feel like I can do it.


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    speed.

    the drug.

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    I talk to myself, I always talk to myself though, I might be a little on the crazy side.

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    I size it up, check the run up and landing to make sure it's smooth, then I just go for it. You can't think about anything else except the trick you're doing. It's like these wide receivers in american football; if they start thinking about the coverage about to tackle them they'll drop the pass even if it hits em square in the chest, only thing they should be thinking about is catching the ball. If you start thinking about how you might slam or whatever chances are you're gonna bail so confidence is key.

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    I just go for it. You can always bail.
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    I bargain with myself
    Chillin' like strawberry fillin'!!1!

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    i decide that i want to do it and then just go for it.
    The last man on earth was sitting in his living room when he heard a knock at the door...

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    Dont do it cause im a pussy.

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    I've gone through too many broken decks, pain relievers, bruised heels and sore knees to go big anymore. I just stick to low impact, high fun spots from here on out.

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    biggest thing ive done is a 10 stair. but when i do stuff like that i just jump down like 7 stairs with my feet to give myself an idea. then i try it, generally kick out the first time, generally stick the second time, and generally land the third time. im talking ollies though, its all i can really do. last time i tried something bigish was a 6 ft drop. it went kickout about 5 times, then stick about 5 times, then land. i was rusty

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    Ive never really done anything big, i guess i'd take the same way as i take stairs, roll up, check it out for a few minutes or so, and go for it.

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    Scan the area and just do it. Standing around isn't gonna make a difference on whether I nail the trick or not so I just go for it and do it till I land it or pass out.

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    I just keep rolling up to the gap full speed then stopping, while my friends yell from below.

    "You got it" or "Just do ya ****ing pussy!"

    That usually works.

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    Just go for it?
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    that ****ing poptart cat

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    the biggest thing (that is measurable) that i've done is switch ollie an 11stair.
    I went to the spot knowing i could do it, even though the biggest set i've ollied normal stance was a 9. I still wanted to give it a shot. Basicly roll up once and look at it.
    then go back run with my board and give it a go!

    managed to get it 3rd try after bailing once and slipping out once

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    to say f it and go for it speed is the cure also to picture what its going to be like after you land it and focus on that

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    I don't get psyched when I do big stuff there's something I do but I don't know how to explain.

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