Originally Posted by Rossi Smash
maybe it's just me but i have absolutely no idea what the hell it is you're talking about
Examples of direct experiential evidence:
1) The knowledge of joy of skiing. Unless you experience it, there is no way to know it.
This entire board, this entire sport, is /founded/ with one piece of experiential knowledge taken as axiomatic. If we eliminate experiential knowledge, and sharing thereof, we kill the sport. No ifs ands or buts.
2) "I have skied a Floski in springtime slush". Unless you've also skied a Floski in springtime slush, there is no way to know what I know or to learn whether my experience is consonant with the fundamental premise of joy in doing it.
Examples of hearsay (2nd hand experiential knowledge):
1) Boot XYZ is awesome and you should check it out because "everyone on the World Cup"/my aunt's brother-in-law/'s daughter's ski coach/Top Epicski poster #4 " is using it
2) "I have done Internet research and all these testimonials convince me to say that this is an awesome boot"
Examples of non-experiential knowledge:
1) total cost of Euro ski package XYZ, with transfer to the resort, is US$2499 for 10 days.
2) Atomic Race bindings require a clearance of .0125" (or whatever it is) between bootsole and AFD
3) Hertel Hotsauce includes both a temperature independent lubricant and a surfactant-film management ingredient.
Notice that NONE of those statements require actual experiential knowledge.
Does that help?