Get inside the heads of extreme athletes

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Volcom rider and extreme athlete Jamie Lynn stands on top of the world; screen grab courtesy of Volcom

"You really don't want a whole lot happening upstairs, to really put together what's happening down underneath your feet," says legendary snowboarder, longtime Volcom rider, and extreme athlete Jamie Lynn of his pre-cliff jump mindset.

"You go into a space in your head where … there is nothing," adds pro skater Caswell Berry.

Before you write these guys off as brain-dead lunatics who leap off mountains and may have hit their heads on the cement one too many times, understand this: they are right!


Think about it: what does it take to get past the fear that naturally occurs while standing atop an 800-foot, ice-covered cliff? You gotta tune it out. Easier said than done, right? But that's what separates the guys who pull checks for this kind of stuff from the rest of us.

Episode No. 3 of the making of Volcom's “True to This” features team riders from their surf, snow, and skate teams and is the final trailer before the release of the film “True to This,” which tells the whole Volcom story. Call it the “Volcomentary,” if you will. Due to be released this March, “True To This” is going to be a must watch for any and all boarding enthusiasts … just don't get any crazy ideas after viewing, and leave the cliff jumping to the pros.

Screen grab courtesy of Volcom
Screen grab courtesy of Volcom
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Volcom rider and extreme athlete Ozzie Wright; screen grab courtesy of Volcom