Originally Posted by tball
^^^^ This thread needs more of that... let's see what fall pics we can dig up
^^ We don't know if he fell or recovered. Nor do we know if he would've learned more if he fell, ran into Mr. Green, or hit those Christmas trees on the side. We also don't know about what his dad told him about falling, what his instructor told him, or if he was traumatized as a kid by falling.
Clearly he's trying not to fall.
So, can you learn by not falling?? I think so.
Would he have learned more if he'd fallen? I think not. (Maybe he did fall there in which case reverse the question.)
Who knew "Falling" would be the new helmet thread?
Certainly helmet threads have fallen in their ability to evoke ire and indignation.
No one is willing to let themselves fall into the discussion.
Question, if falling is so important, then you'd want a helmet right? I mean you're going to fall, and probably hit your head at some point since you'll be falling.
Yet, the people who tend not to wear helmets tend to be among the better skiers.
So, they could learn faster if they wore a helmet?
Originally Posted by james123
I look forward to skiing with all of these cool folks on epic. I think I can learn tons skiing a few days and listening and watching and trying. But. I'm also wondering if one falls and you ask did you learn anything. What the answer will be more immediately after a fall?
Few care about these discussions at gatherings it seems. Doubtful one can even remember who said what since you've got real names and screen names to deal with plus what people look like with ski gear on and then without helmets and goggles in the lodge. Plus there's lot's of skiing and falling to do.
I show beginners falling all the time. If they get out of control, grab your knees and then if you still can't turn out of it, bail out to the side. Seems a better option then long seconds of terror and mowing down a child, hitting an adult or launching into the condos.
The biggest issue is people will make a half hearted attempt and put their hands on their thighs. So we go over that when it happens.
Maybe someone has been traumatized by it, who knows.
Life's a bitch. Then you go to the beach, get stung by a jellyfish, bitten by a shark, sucked out by a rip tide, fall to the bottom of the sea or get hit by a falling plane.
Maybe easier to just fall down skiing.