Here's a topic I've been thinking of introducing, and now with this quote of PhysicsMan's from another thread I think it's time to start a discussion of it:
So what are the absolutes of skiing. What are the technical realities of our sport that transcend opinion and are cast in stone. To be an authentic member of this list we're about to create the absolute should have been as true 100 years ago as it is today.
Originally Posted by PhysicsMan
Contrary to the belief of some people, not everything in this world “is ‘just’ opinion”. Many concepts have been tested, retested, documented, used in a predictive sense, and so well incorporated into the body of human knowledge that there is no need to treat these questions as if they were still “open to discussion”. Quarks, cosmology and optimal skiing pedagogy are still open to discussion. Concepts such as centrifugal – centripetal force, Rick and SSH’s “skis going sideways go slower”, etc. are not.