Some of what you say Chad requires me to read it a few times to understand, so bear with me. To elaborate on my saying "skiing=feeling", one of the things I was thinking of when I said this was in regards to my relationship to the coach I would be working with--what he was trying to convey versus what I was actually doing. So lets say I was told "open your hips" as an example. Run after run he might've said "more, more"! So I would do my best to emulate his skiing example by first watching his hips open and close as he skied down demonstrating...and then, realizing that what he saw in my skiing wasn't enough apparently, I would shoot for what felt like at the time a gross exaggeration of the desired movement. And that's when he finally began to say, "yes, that's more like it", or something like that. So quietly to myself I said "I need to remember what that run just felt like when my coach said yes to my movements". And so that would be the moment where I began to be able to make a distinction between the incorrect movement and the correct one, because I was able to remember or recall the difference in the way the two felt physically. With practice, this made it easier for me to "self diagnose" whether or not I was performing this particular movement more or less correctly if coach wasn't around.