It’s come to my attention that here at Trek Tech we’ve been posting more about our fun exploits than we have about our bloopers. The fact is, a good chunk of Trek Tech awesomeness is preceded by a good deal of bloopery. For instance, this SUP handstand…
…was accompanied by a good amount of backflops onto the board, then awkward slides into the lake, like this one.
The majority of the awesomeness you see anywhere is generally preceded by plenty of blooper reel fodder (any good snowboarding video has a decent slam session somewhere in it). Being awesome has nothing to do with being flawless – it has everything to do with being willing to try something, to fail, then try again. And again. And again. Until you get it.
Here’s another great example: a video I made a few years ago after I found some table bouldering videos on YouTube and decided to try it out for myself. This took, like, an hour and a half of frustration before I got it, and it’s a disturbing look at what happens when I’m alone and bored on the weekend. Moseley (backflopping above) tried it on his table the next day and figured out a better way in about ten minutes.
Yeah, if you’ve ever eaten over at our old house, you ate off that table. So…enjoy.
Learn to enjoy the occasional failure; it can actually be pretty dang fun in the right situation. Here’s a little bit of homework to get you more comfortable practicing awesomeness – you’ve got a table, and chances are you’ve got an iPhone or something. Try table bouldering. Seriously, it’s fun…and if you record it, chances are it’s going to be hilarious, too.
And since 5.10 is awesome, they’re sending me t-shirts to send first ten people who post a video or a picture of themselves attempting to table boulder on Trek Tech’s Facebook page (give us a like, while you’re at it). Look at that, you don’t even have to succeed. You just have to try.
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Author: Billy Brown