Episode 70- Nick Greece and Comp Tactics, Discipline, Progression, Performance and Mentors

Nick Greece celebrates dead last while Michael Kuffer celebrates the win in Baixu Guandu, Brazil PWC

Nick Greece returns to the Mayhem to share a wealth of insights into competition and flying and some very honest talk about the manic ride that often defines our sport. Nick’s had quite a year. He was witness to a horrifying tandem accident in Kenya this winter; went from an easy podium to a cruel grovel across a swamp in the Pan Americans in Brazil; to the notable achievement of coming in dead last at the Brazil PWC and then just a month later dominating the Applegate Open (formerly the Rat Race) and winning with incredible style and grace. This is an honest and at times hysterical talk about the risks of our sport, dealing with PTSD, creating positive headspace, the psychology of finding flow, rationalizing the risks, finding mentors, how to be a disciplined pilot, the importance of staying calm and enjoying the process, racing the course instead of other pilots, why failure is important to winning and a LOT more. You’ll laugh, you’ll scribble, you’ll improve- LISTEN.

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Show Notes:

  • Nick discusses finding the headspace to perform
  • Why being calm and having fun leads to success
  • Dealing with PTSD and pain and fear injuries
  • Discipline in flying
  • Strategy for comp flying and flying in general
  • How to get good- there’s no magic pill, it’s just hours
  •  Fly day by day and using failure to win
  • Compounding mistakes- fly as well as you can
  • How to get in the “zone”
  • How to mitigate the risk
  • How to find the Flow- the importance of routine, and the importance of recognizing when you’ve lost it
  • Keep your mind fed- the importance of eating and drinking
  • Clean slate

Mentioned in this episode:

Rat Race, Applegate open, USHPA, Cedar Wright, Insurance, Global Rescue, Evan Bouchier, TruckGloves.com, Recaps, Felix Wolk, Bob Drury, Gin Seok Song, Urs Schoenauer, Martin Orlick, Andy , Michael Kuffer, Bill Belcourt, Michael Sigel, Tyler Bradford, Jeff Shapiro, Torsten Siegel, Kavu, KEEN, Ozone, Team Loser, Josh Cohn, Donizete Lemos, Aaron Durogati, Xevi Bonet, Nate Scales, Horn Creek Hemp, Flytec, AMD Performance Training center


World cup gaggle, Baixu Guandu. Photo Nick Greece

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