Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 340 To WS here or not to WS here, that is the question
Gary, I guess my point was can you condense one waist steering thread into a "100 level course" that draws in more participants? Do you want to? Will it "dumb it down" to the point where current "racers" lose interest?
Or would you get more participants by splitting waist steering into sub-threads dedicated to specific interests?
Freshman racing: 200\300 level (Introductory topics in racing - strategy, theory, tactics)
Waist Steering concepts for novice racing - what, how, why; the basics (synthesis of what has already been posted)
Graduate racing: 400\500 level (Advanced....)
Waist Steering in advanced racing - tearing it apart and perfecting it; when to use it, when not to
Racing concepts for Non-racers: 100 level
Advantanges of Waist Steering in "every day" skiing - can it help you?
Maybe there's a way to keep all in the same thread but separated in some fashion. All can participate in the MVR race and collect points, but more tailored to an environment participants want to explore - not just Bode analysis (as an example).
Just a thought...
I very much appreciate this post. While I am going back through the 200 something previous posts and awarding MMB's to be fair to everyone from the begining I am mulling over how to take this thread forward and make it more accessible to a greater bandwith of readers. Clearly this thread will never be of much interest for those who huck off cliff's, ride rails in parks or ski down runs backwards. Herein lies my purpose, to expose more people to Alpine Race (and Riding) and that anybody can do it, technique to do it right and improve it available and then finally make sure all the resources are available for those who want to find out more (Where to Race, What type of racing, equipment, tunning, wax). I love skiing but I am fanatical about racing. I have already converted many who said they had no interest in running gates and now look for gates everywhere they ski, this IS my mission. Whether it is NASTAR, perhaps the best all around format, or USSA Jr. to Master's, racing is it for me - and 400,000 in the NASTAR database.
I just need a few days to figure out what to do next (my minds chewing on it) and this thread will take a left or right turn so please don't tune out, tune in and participate as MedMarkco, JASPER, RicB, BigE, Slatz, Ski03 and many others have done.
Let's keep in going and let's get it tuned in for our audience!
MedMarkco gets 8 MMB's
for this post, thanks for the interest, input and support!