What I found a bit offensive was the implied exclusionary attitude that unless you post video you have no right to participate or post anything in this thread. I doubt Josh seriously meant that to come across that way and he has subsequently been trying to steer this thread back to the discussion of techniques. Good on him for that effort.
Anyone who has been around this site for awhile knows that Josh rarely comes across the way he means too .
By nature, his posts come across as confrontational . He has learned the quality of questioning everything & by challenging himself he challenges others to be the best that they can be.
I learned long ago that in any sport or endeavor, that as soon as I think I am getting good at something someone will come along at the next level that can make me feel like a lowly beginner .
This thread started out with a fun premise, a challenge & a chance to practice, perfect & try some different tasks. It has devolved into a debate questioning if one can coach skiing exclusively through the written word?
I often tell my students/athletes that to truly understand how a movement works you need to first read or hear about it, you then need to see it, finally you need to feel the positive effects of that movement. You will not have full mastery of that movement until you can clearly demonstrate it to others. If all you are doing is writing about it, you are missing 3/4's of the process?
To be honest, I get as much or more out of Josh's off the cuff, unedited, poor grammer/spelling, difficult to decipher posts as I do JASP's long, wordy well thought out posts.
Sorry to get off topic, but it seems the topic has changed?
Edited by 4ster - 1/20/14 at 7:33am