If you consider that it will take less effort to ski on flexible skis that are short and have some shape to help you turn, compared to stiffer longer expert rated skis; or, when it comes to terrain; if you consider it will take more effort to negotiate a black diamond mogul run compared to a bunny slope- then why not consider a Ski Effort in terms of an equation such as one that is a play on Einstein's theory of relativity?
|Ski Equipment Manner (m):||Course level (c):|
|Beginner (1)||Intermediate (3)||Expert (5)|
If you are skiing on intermediate rated skis on an intermediate trail then your Ski-E is 27.
Not included in this equation is your particular aggressiveness; this relation is merely ski to mountain. With that said understanding a Ski-E can let you anticipate where on the mountain you want to apply your aggressiveness or reserve it.
As silly as it may seem, this chart / theory could have a usefulness.
Here are some examples for it's application:
Choice of equipment.
Choice of equipment for a particular day / mountain or trails you want to ski.
Anticipating trail choices based on how you are feeling during the day.
The above choices and decisions have always been made without a chart or theory so you might think it is totally unnecessary.
I introduce this for fun just to emphasize how ski equipment relates to the mountain as well as how a skier's required effort becomes less as one travels from the top to the bottom and trails shift from expert to intermediate and finally beginner.
This concept illustrates differences in a skier's effort needed and does not rate a skier's ability or require a skier's physical stats of any kind as a variable.