Sarah Cooper
Age: 30
Hometown: San Diego CA
Years doing trampwall: 1.5

Q: What is your favorite aspect of trampwall culture? 
A: I love that everyone is kind to each other.
Everyone knows each other and is supportive and encouraging.

Q: What do you love about what you do?
A: I like the feeling of when you stand on the top of the wall and you decide to jump in. When you’re fighting the fear and the natural inclination to not do it.
But once you decide to jump, you have to commit. It translates a lot to everyday life. Not letting fear hold yourself back.
And once you do something, you can’t take it back.
I like overcoming fear and not letting it overpower you. Letting fear become your friend. Initially I wanted the adrenaline but now I realize there’s a lot more to it than that.

Q: What are the most essential qualities to excel in this discipline?
A: A lot of wall is courage but a lot of it is also patience. You can’t rush you can’t be too hyped, you have to be calm and focused. You have to embrace the abyss.