The Importance of Visualization Before Dropping Into A Line

The Importance of Visualization Before Dropping Into A Line

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The Importance of Visualization Before Dropping Into A Line

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“When I roll up to a zone, I immediately find myself watching an imaginary skier from a third person perspective. I see how the snow looks, where they need to turn and dump speed, where they land and how fast they’re going. I then focus on that and continue the visualization until I get to the top, drop in, and let my brain go on auto pilot.” –Sam Kuch

Clever video by Arc’teryx illustrating how Sam Kuch skies a backcountry face tons of times in his mind’s eye before he drops it IRL. Simple editing trick, eloquent story telling. Tip of the cap to Sam and filmmaker Blair Richmond on the flawless execution:

 

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