All revolutions start with an idea. A lightbulb. A flash of a better way forward. But what is it that allows certain ideas to bloom while others wilt? ......Delivery!
During my ski racing days, Dad started racing with his ski buddies at Gatebusters, a program for "old" guys who want to parc arcs and smash gates just like us young bucks. Well, when you see these guys go you can't really consider them old in the regular sense, they're pretty agile!
Dad did this to not only improve his edge control and ability to finesse a race course but garner a better understanding of what it was that I spent all my time doing. As a result, he used his "oldness", which I always much prefer to call "wiseness" to develop simplified ways of tackling the technique of effortless skiing.
This not only sparked some intense conversations in fundamental "during-turn" focuses, but coerced the admission that perhaps my technical cues were wrongfully aimed at symptom-reversal as opposed to addressing fundamental flaws.
Three years later Dad launched his first book and now in its third annual edition Armchair Books and Canski (Whistler Blackcomb's internal ski shop) can't keep the book from selling out! All of the ski instructor's in the valley have read it. All of the local Crazy Canucks have endorsed it and more and more customers are requesting autographed copies.
Find out what all the who-haw is. Ski smoother, have more fun, save your back and your knees (both of which were the fundamental reason why Dad looked for simple solutions) and change the once scary, flat-light, ominous ski slope in front of you into a massive, angled trampoline!