Plus I'm from Florida!
Hadn't thought about blaming my surfing background but my stance was a bit wide there too. I'm going to spend a lot more time on the in-line skates this spring, they really helped with the one-footed demands of skiing. If I can narrow my stance on skates I should be able to do the same on skis.
It's all going to come together next winter!
Are you kidding? Thanks to the powerful stereotype, there are so many more expectation based surfer privileges than that. Let's see ... there is always arriving late (unless to the surf) w/o complaints, being passed out before the end of the night, sand in your hair and underwear getting in your GF's bed, the only way to hitchhike successfully these days is if carrying a surfboard (perhaps not in Manhattan), when asked to tell about yourself, all you have to say is "I'm a sur ....." and they immediately know that no more questions are needed, you get to pee in your shorts without doing laundry, no cologne is needed as you wear the beech on a daily basis, skip sex for a good surf and still feel like a man, having a girlfriend also means having somewhere to sleep indoors, no need to remember anyone's name because everyone has the same name "Dude" and the list goes on.