After enough years in ski instruction and writing on this forum I am with JASP. The problem with ski terminology is that the meanings of the terms change drastically over time within and individual let alone a forum. How many of you have had a nice definition for a term and suddenly have a wow moment in learning and realize that, although the term means the same thing in writing, you understanding of how it works out on the slopes is entirely different. Suddenly there is a different clarity in your understanding of the term.
Do you feel you can just use the term "as is" when there are probably a lot of folks whom will read what you type and interpret the translation to the slopes in the same convoluted way you understood it previously just because of the term? How do you convey your new understanding of a term to someone with your old understanding of the same term when it comes to the meaning on snow?
Is it better to communicate your new understanding using simple words that convey your new understanding or using the familiar terms that now seem clearer to you but the term now seem likely to trigger confirmation biases similar to your previous understanding?
There is also the nagging problem of "if it happened once to you could it happen again", do you really have the proper understanding between the term used and translation by your body to the snow? Might you end up abandoning your new understanding for one even clearer on the same term down the road?
Are your previous readers now reading your new writing thinking that you are a moron because of the context you are now using with the term?
If you type out your understanding in simple terms someone reading you writing whom rips the way you dream of might jump you right to better efficiency on snow verses assume you have a different understanding than you do based on a skiing term you used. My point is while terms simplify writing they also invoke assumptions and biases from your readers.
I work a lot with instructors on snow and have abandoned most of the jargon words they often want to hear. Reactions from instructors have been surprising to me. Some relish in the simplicity and new understandings about what skiing is and make light year jumps in their skiing. Some listen and relate the words I am saying back to their terms and make some progress. Some instructors become agitated and uncomfortable because you don't sound "Official PSIA" so to speak and therefore must be way "out of the box" and steering them away from their certification goals. They want you to teach to the test and they also teach to the test. They proclaim my skiing is right on but they cannot learn it my way. They appear to be right but they are also not learning it their way either. They go on skiing exactly like their understanding of the terms with the words coming out of their mouths matching their skiing. I believe their discomfort is more with change than learning style and the jargon allows them to rationalize about their understandings. I have found that after they push back just letting them ski behind me with the simple words left untouched tends to sink in slowly and soften their reserve over time. Its mostly the simple words they can remember and see in your skiing, not the jargon they understand that makes the difference. These same instructors loved my previous jargon filled clinics but made no significant progress.
All types of ski instructors and students visit these forums. Given my experiences over the years; Keep It Simple Stupid (KISS) and don't dwell so much over jargon that you probably understand far less than many posters here will communicate your true meanings better than anything else. Before typing a response, its a good idea to clarify your understanding of how a poster is using a term instead of correcting the poster based on your idea of a skiing related term. Not doing so is as annoying as an intolerant spelling/grammar troll. That said I have plenty of posts over the last 17 years that violate everything I have said here and I have probably contributed to driving people away before. We all learn and for me, this forum with its constraints on written language have been humbling and invaluable for increasing my ability to communicate my thoughts. This post was difficult to put into words and I can only hope I communicated what I wanted to.