There is something your brain learns when you have a near miss, or a bad fall.
learning on a foilboard will bring most of these crashes and near misses to you at some time.
you can almost list them all if your a few years in, some are really scary, others are yikes moments but no biggie.
when learning, nearly everything was scary. even spinning the bar or looking around was scary.
Many guys said to me when I asked how do I do something, just try it then you will know how it feels, then you will learn quickly how to avoid the pain, that's been true for me.
I was warned I would have a bad fall when learning to jump, one where you fall forward over the side, feet in straps everything coming up towards you, how do you avoid that I asked, not sure was the reply, but you only do it once,
I had the awkward fall a few days later, scary and hurt a little, never repeated it 500 jumps later.
By far the most scary moment was going over the back of a wave for the first time, har! that was top level scary, very steep wave, sat back like a newbie, board shot up and out in front of me through my lines and the waves pushed me right up to the upturned mast and wings, all lines tangled, me trapped looking at sharp edges and a kite trying to take off again.
funny that I never ever came close to repeating that ever again.and now love dropping over the front, my brain screaming at me to lean forward more forward keep forward and don't forget the kite.
all good fun!