I will try to recolect a story for you.
After a huge winter in the Sierras in the early 80's, I became an adopted member of the Alpine Meadows Ski School. I never taught, but trained gates & skied with a diehard group of instructors, coaches & racers everyday from early May till 4th of July. I think I got in over 200 days that year.
Anyway, I think Eva was still racing at the time. I remember coming into th SS locker room after skiing one day and Dr. T. was on the blackboard drawing a few different turnshapes, with arrows, formulas, vector forces & a bunch of techno physics stuff that was way beyond me.
I sat down to take my boots off & he started asking me questions about the ski turn. I was young, & did my best to not sound like an idiot, & tried to answer. He made me feel like I new what I was talking about, a big boost for my confidence.
The essence of our conversation was that he felt that most racers of the time were trying to pressure their ski too much at the bottom of the turn. His theory was that if the ski was pressured & edged at the top of the turn the racer could get direction early & let the ski run in the falline there fore gain speed & control rebound.
There was a lot more to it than that, but I went away with a whole new perspective on what I was trying to do. Years later what he was working on became widely excepted. He was way ahead of his time! I remember his funny voice, with a slight foreign accent:
"Remember Jim, this is theory. WE NEED MORE EXPERIMENTATION!"