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Don't fear ramps

Quarterpipes can be scary for beginners. This guide will help you overcome this fear.


(Image by gaetan rossier [trucnul])

What can you do?

There are two things you can do to reduce your fear with ramps:

  1. Ramps always look taller when you're standing up, so crouch down and look at the ramp for a while. It's truly shorter than it looks.
  2. Start with the small ramps and gradually work your way up to taller ramps.

Stop fear

There are three things you can do to not let your fear increase:

  1. Don't wait for a long time to drop in or go down the ramp, just do it!
  2. If you stand up there for a while, your fear will build up and it will become more and more difficult with every second you wait.
  3. Start by dropping in. Don't try to ride over the edge, it's a lot harder and if you wipe out you will be more scared to do it.
  4. Don't end on a bad note. If you fall, just try again untill you got it. Don't quit after a fall, or the next day you will be too scared to try again.

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NBSk8er
NBSk8er
Pretty good tip. (Y)

12 October 2009 at 09:06

Pretty good tip.
slate3_14
slate3_14
nice tip and also, if youre afraid, just start at the bottom and just keep pumping. :P

17 October 2009 at 15:18

nice tip and also, if youre afraid, just start at the bottom and just keep pumping.
tigerfan1
tigerfan1
sweet tip, this will help me a lot :D

22 November 2009 at 17:47

sweet tip, this will help me a lot
T-Cozie
T-Cozie
THanks 4 the help :)

31 December 2009 at 01:22

THanks 4 the help
Ruizer
Ruizer
Never done quarterpipes, Its not the falling fear as I already fell a lot.. I just can't go to qp, duno why xD

13 April 2010 at 14:05

Never done quarterpipes, Its not the falling fear as I already fell a lot..

I just can't go to qp, duno why xD
sk8masta
sk8masta
nice tip (Y)

18 June 2010 at 17:59

nice tip
cobm
cobm
nice tip :P

13 August 2010 at 18:30

nice tip
santacruz15
santacruz15
and if u think about it to much u will get even more scared then not thinking about it and just doing it overall good tips

15 August 2010 at 15:52

and if u think about it to much u will get even more scared then not thinking about it and just doing it overall good tips
zero2HERO
zero2HERO
good tip :D but the quarter pipes in my skatepark are massive! but i might aswell try it

3 January 2011 at 06:30

good tip but the quarter pipes in my skatepark are massive!

but i might aswell try it
GoofySk8r
GoofySk8r
Thanks man, awesome tip. Last time I was so scared to drop in and bail I froze and I havent done it sinch

10 September 2011 at 04:52

Thanks man, awesome tip. Last time I was so scared to drop in and bail I froze and I havent done it sinch

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