Maxthelion wrote:I've been blessed with an aerobatic constitution so never had a problem with all that. It was just a case of mustering the bravery to practice solo that I needed. Still, a bit of fear early on in the learning process probably keeps one safer in this game.
For me I don't think that fear is the right word, but I think that there are things that look like significant hurdles on your journey and that you approach with, what is always with hindsight, more trepidation than it deserved.
I had initial, basic instruction, loops rolls and stall-turns, basic spins to be safe, the rest is self-taught or with instruction from the ground.
I can remember the trepidation of my first flick-rolls, inverted spins, then pushing out from vertical down and full outside loops from the top.
Right now my neg-flicks are rubbish because, I think, I am not committing enough and so pushing quickly or forcefully enough to really detach the flow and so stall the wing so that I get a clean flick initiation. That is me not wanting to hurt myself with too much neg-G (a reasonable precaution
Once I can do neg-flicks I know what I will be scared of next, and it may be the thing that stops me from ever competing at Unlimited. I really don't fancy doing various roll combinations at the bottom of a loop, started from the top
I think that may be the last thing that I am nervous of though