By Sam Collentine, Meteorologist Posted 10 years ago January 21, 2014

The Rise of Superman

As stated by the New York Times Best Selling Author Steven Kotler, "flow is technically defined as an optimal state of consciousness. In a simple, very simple definition, flow is a heightened state of decision making. It's near perfect decision making." Flow is what is fueling action sports athletes like big wave legend Laird Hamilton, big mountain snowboarder Jeremy Jones, and skateboarding pioneer Danny Way into doing what many thought was impossible. In this groundbreaking new book, The Rise of Superman explains how these athletes are using flow to do the impossible and how we can use this information to radically accelerate performance in our own lives. In the second episode of The Rise of Superman video series, author Steven Kotler gets into detail about the triggers and neurochemistry of the flow state, and athletes including Danny Way, Dean Potter, Robbie Maddison, Jimmy Chin, Mike Horn and Travis Rice talk more about how the experience drives their own performance. "It's flow or die." 

The book is available starting March 4, 2014, and you can pre‐order it now at

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Sam Collentine


Sam Collentine is the Chief Operating Officer of OpenSnow and lives in Basalt, Colorado. Before joining OpenSnow, he studied Atmospheric Science at the University of Colorado, spent time at Channel 7 News in Denver, and at the National Weather Service in Boulder.

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