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Brain lock in freefly

 


Katrinka  (D 585858)

Jul 16, 2009, 9:36 PM
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jo, folks,

how do you get rid of it by yourself?
and we arent talking about jumping with a coach, watching videos, talking to gurus...
this sport is about mental health, mindset and most of the time we have to deal with this problem, when something goes wrong from jump to jump, again and again. the same movement, the same transit doesnt go well, as it should ( transit, coming to formation)..
what exersices, words, "magic" you use to relax and fly free?

thanks!


SimonBones  (D 28573)

Jul 16, 2009, 10:07 PM
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I make funny faces and hand gestures. If I find myself tense and flying sloppy to a formation, I try and find the first person to make eye contact with me and make the goofiest face I can. If I can be so silly and make them laugh, then I laugh too, and I'm not so tense anymore. Or I just flip them the finger. Then I land after laughing my ass off for most of the jump and realize that whether or not the formation built, I still laughed my ass off and had fun.

Your biggest obstacle in freeflying will be not being relaxed. If you can find a way to make a serious jump silly to you, you'll do great!


NWPoul  (D 178119)

Jul 16, 2009, 10:07 PM
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Breathe Smile


freefal  (D 19162)

Jul 17, 2009, 1:14 PM
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This may sound silly, but chewing gum seems to help me avoid tensing up. It somehow takes my mind off everything and I can just relax and breath alot more smoothly.


Sangi

Jul 17, 2009, 8:55 PM
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Breathe Smile

I never got this whole "breath" thing.. It's not like people stop breathing..


antonija

Jul 18, 2009, 1:01 PM
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Breathe Smile

I never got this whole "breath" thing.. It's not like people stop breathing..

Actually it is... I don't know why but some people start breathing really shallow and fast and that just promotes stress. Breathing slowly on the other hand makes you more relaxed (something to do with our brain firmware, kinda hardcoded to these silly things).

So if you feel tense... BREATHE!!Wink


hparrish  (D 25090)

Jul 20, 2009, 1:29 PM
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Pot BrowniesWink


bob.dino  (E 2185)

Jul 28, 2009, 9:15 PM
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I never got this whole "breath" thing.. It's not like people stop breathing..

Yes they do. Quite a lot.

The other thing is that slow, deep breathing actually relaxes you. So does a smile, however forced. Releases chemicals that chill you out.


Or you can go the pot brownies route Tongue


Premier skydiverek  (C 41769)

Jul 31, 2009, 4:32 PM
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This may sound silly, but chewing gum seems to help me avoid tensing up. It somehow takes my mind off everything and I can just relax and breath alot more smoothly.

Chewing gum in freefall killed a skydiver a few years ago.


sparkie  (D License)

Aug 18, 2009, 12:16 PM
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besides the obvious..(few glasses of jaegermeister before the jump)

i think what simon said is a very good way of getting rid of tension. Sometimes you just seem to forget to have fun.

I noticed that i really had some "see the light" moments on those jumps that a bunch of us were just goofing around.

What also helps (me at least) is to sometimes just jump solo and then just totally relax your body and see where that takes you. Or just enjoy the scenery under canopy.


Migs  (D 31835)

Aug 24, 2009, 4:17 AM
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I make funny faces and hand gestures. If I find myself tense and flying sloppy to a formation, I try and find the first person to make eye contact with me and make the goofiest face I can. If I can be so silly and make them laugh, then I laugh too, and I'm not so tense anymore. Or I just flip them the finger. Then I land after laughing my ass off for most of the jump and realize that whether or not the formation built, I still laughed my ass off and had fun.

Your biggest obstacle in freeflying will be not being relaxed. If you can find a way to make a serious jump silly to you, you'll do great!

I like your technique!!! Sly


SKYD3

Mar 23, 2013, 4:02 AM
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That isn't silly at all , I play soccer and cannot play a game without chewing gum, it does regulate breathing I' gas out if I forget him before a game, now ill try it skydiving this spring!!!


BigBUG  (D License)

Apr 9, 2013, 3:38 AM
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how for f@ck sake could it happen?


NWPoul  (D 178119)

Apr 23, 2013, 6:18 AM
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how for f@ck sake could it happen?
Do you really have no idea how?? The reason why it's not a wise idea to chewing gum during action?


easybreazy  (B 32949)

May 2, 2013, 1:07 PM
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your focusing to much on the scary and not enough on the fucking awesomeWink



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