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Old 01-19-2011, 09:07 PM   #16
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I sometimes put one ear bud in and rock to my fav tune.And chewing gum does help me.Don't sweat it everyone gets them at some point.
I do the same thing and it helps me a LOT.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:10 PM   #17
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I do get shaky, water eyes to. It doesnt really happen no more because i feel more comfterble and confadent in my self. My biggest releaf was actually last week, i felt really comfterble. Im the kind of guy who doesnt race much and choose to take breaks. Just last week i went out for the first time on a mugen, no knowing what to expect i went straight to practice feeling very at eas with the car. So first heat lost front cvd pin(seems to happen when getting used lol). Fixed for second heat had no idea what to think. Sure enough i finished second very happy being guys i race alot and cant beat. Goin into main starting 3rd in line i was nervous and started bad. Crashed on first turn. Got 17 sec behind and drove clean eventually getting second. Half through race I took first after and good lead i took a pit just a lil to early. I ran the whole race having a 7 sec or longer lead and made extra lap along with a fellow fast driver i never have beat, never the less i ran out of fuel with a half lap left. Was i mad no way i was happy because in my head i won and won big. Idk if my engine is hurt because at inspection i had a rip in air filter housing. Still unsure but i know i was clean out of gas so im happy to know it ran out other than blowing so far to my knowledge. My nervs now are seeming gone. Its always that race and the race you get comfterbale with the rest are the same! We will see though, soon im starting jbrl and im ganna do the losi challenge at rev.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:23 PM   #18
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I definitely use to get jitters my first few races which was just last year, but now, I dont sweat it too much. I always seem to do better in the main than in the qualifier for some reason too.
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:35 PM   #19
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i only get the jitters when i push to hard
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also, i do talk to others on the drivers stand, that seems to help!
yeah I love when people make jokes haha
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Old 01-19-2011, 09:53 PM   #21
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I definitely use to get jitters my first few races which was just last year, but now, I dont sweat it too much. I always seem to do better in the main than in the qualifier for some reason too.
i think this because mains have more time to get it together and concentrate.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:09 PM   #22
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Man, I just had a bad case of internal jitters. My body does not shake but inside I have a battle going on and it's only when I'm in the lead. If I'm in the back of the pack I'm cool but when I am in first or second place I start fighting myself and I can't seem to run smooth laps. I will be happy when I can race how I practice. I don't feel any pressure when I practice but racing is totaling different story. I just have to keep racing until I start to feel relaxed.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:23 PM   #23
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I get the jitters also. I find music works well.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:28 PM   #24
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I think for most racers there is always some kind of jitters or what I would call nerves. When I raced motorcross I would start dry heaving when I was packing my gate groove. And I kept dry heaving until just about the first lap was overafter that I was good,well not good but at least I wasn't dry heaving. RC wise for the most part I don't have those issues but when I get the lead I for sure have the jumpy jaw syndrome For some people chewing gum is helpful but for me it doesn't work. I feel like a crackhead needing a fix when I am on the drivers stand sometimes,well RC crack that is. Racing is awesome in any form and that is why us humans love it so much and keep doing it.
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When I first started my hands shook like crazy. I remember my first race I started by a coworker at a hobby shop who has race for a bit on the drivers stand. Half way through the race I see him look over to me and he started laughing his ass off. I asked "what's up!", and he said "dude, relax!"

Now a days don't get the jitters very often and when I do. It's not that bad. I think the more you race the better you will get with jitters. It may never go away, but should get better.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:43 PM   #26
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For me, things only get worse when I'm on the stand. I have bad nerves to begin with, add in cigarettes, and now pressures at a race, it's been interesting to say the least. I am getting better at controlling it while racing tho. For some reason, my nervousness comes from knowing some of the other guys are looking at my truck, and I hate making a mistake then feeling like an idiot. There probably isn't much time through a race that there isn't at least one person looking at my truck. I know most of it is obviously in my head, and that's my only enemy right now, myself. I may try the ear bud thing, I'm pretty sure that would distract me enough to do better. I overthink things in everyday life, so it only gets compounded at the track. If I could relax and not think about it too much, I know I would do better.
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Old 01-19-2011, 11:47 PM   #27
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Man the jitters getting nervous and shortness of breath is why I do this. To me its the best part and the adrenaline rush that you get is awesome.

Its crazy cause people outside of what we do will never understand unless they do it themselves.

I can stand in front of a group of 50 people and give presentation without skipping a beat. I dont get nervous and actually feel very relaxed because this it what I do for a living.

Something happens when your standing on the drivers stand hearing 10 to 13 nitro engines going nuts. Then comes the sweaty palms. I think to myself how the hell does this happen with an rc car. The truth is I do not want to know why I just want it to keep happening.
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I get nervous and jittery a lot when racing.
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Old 01-20-2011, 02:27 AM   #29
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Dont sweat it Mark.
Just flog a stubbie or two off Bosh.
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When I first started racing-Nearly 2 years ago. I would be shaking lots before my final. And once, I bumped up so had 20 mins won then 4 mins to then race in the A for 20 mins. After that I was like jelly, but after racing lots and finally doing better and better.. and recently started winning. I find i'm a little nervous, but after turn 3 it goes.. and I get into the groove. Its when i'm in the lead, and the commentator starts saying ... is closing in or has a 10 second lead. Is when I start to feel it again. To me the more your used to it the less it will effect you tbh.

Once im up there I forget about it.. sometimes I come off the rostrum after a tough but fun race and feel a tad shaky... but I LOVE IT!
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