The whole idea of this race was for you to finally get the opportunity to prove once and for all, to everyone here, what you've been preaching to us endlessly; that the flatboarding technique you showed us in your video is so much faster and provides so much more control than my old school carving method does.
How can you prove that to us if you abandon your technique for this race? Do you not believe in your own technique? Why, for this race do you want to be free to use mine? Do you deem mine better? I have no interest in using yours, why then do you want to use mine? What's the point of this race if not to determine which technique is more efficient?
You've countless times in past posts boasted on how far superior your flatboarding is for controlling line while skiing. Why then do you now shy away from having set turns in our race course? Wouldn't that provide a clear advantage for you? Are you, on second thought, beginning to question the true validity of your contention that your technique provides better line control? What does going straight down the hill in a Chinese downhill prove, who has the fastest skis? What could it prove about the superiority of your technique in having total control over ones course of travel down the slope? Don't you think what Mike said here is true?
|I'd like to see some turns. A straight dash down the mountain isn't exactly a test of skill.
Come on now, taichiskiing, the time for talking is over, it's time to step up to the plate. I'm handing you on a silver platter the opportunity to prove yourself and your technique to everyone. If you truly believe all the things you've been saying about your flatboarding technique it's time to step up and put it to the test. Prove all those who always thought you were just full of hot air, and those who now think your going to just back down and slither away with your tail between your legs, completely wrong.
If you really believe in your flatboarding technique (the kind you presented in your video) there is no risk for you. I've designed the race so that you have 3 chances to produce the run you want. No risk of losing because of a pre release, freak fall, or errant turn, you get 2 more tries to produce a quality flatboarding run you want, and once you have, if all the things you've been saying are true, there will be no way I can beat it with my inferior carving, no matter how well I ski.
Still not sure? Want more chances at the course? Fine. Three runs are enough for me, but if you want more you can have them. I want you to have all the opportunity you need to produce that perfect flatboarding run for all to see.
So come on, taichiskiing, show em all you got the balls to back up what you say. Some are out there thinking stuff like this:
|So, the flatboarder wants to race a carver to prove that his flatboarding technique is superior, but he doesn't want to have to use flatboarding technique during the race... It seems to me that TCS has conceded the argument if he is unwilling to rely on his special technique to win this race.
Don't allow them to think such things. Prove them wrong. Bring your technique to Summit County. Kick my old school carving ass with the superior flatboarding you showed us in the video.
I think Mikes idea is a good one:
|I suggest the money be deposited in escrow 30 days before the race and if one participant doesn't show up or begs off for any reason, the pot is forfeit to the other contestant. (Not that someone wouldn't show up, of course.)
Sound good to you?