ASK THE BMXPerts: THE CONFIDENCE BARRIER
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Dear BMXperts,
My name is Arthur and I have just started riding BMX and going to my local skate park. I’m having trouble getting in and keep stopping 30cm away from the bowl. If you have any tips I would love to know them.
From Arthur Ewan
Nelson, NZ

A: What’s 30cm, that’s like a little over a mile right? Just kidding Art, breaking through the mental barrier that seems to lie everywhere from a few inched away from your first drop in or getting yourself to toss the bars on your first barspin is always the toughest thing a rider must overcome. It doesn’t matter if you are a first time rider, or its your first time through a new section as a pro rider, taking control of this self-doubt is lesson number one in BMX. Start by putting on your pads and building up to your drop in on smaller ramps and learning the form. Work your way up and ride with confidence, even if you crash, learn from your mistakes and apply that to your next attempt. Pads are a huge help with confidence building so wear them every time you head out. Don’t be ashamed of being scared to try something for your first time, but don’t let it beat you either. Tackle all your fears in a progressive manner like this and you will ride with the confidence of Dave Mirra every time you drop in. Good luck.


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