Please don't be sorry
Thank you so very much for reading my article. As I'm often fond of saying, I have the utmost respect for authors because the job is so difficult. I humbly submit that my writing proves this point succinctly. As you have accurately observed, the technique used by the demonstrator is far from perfect. I chose to use this demonstration for several reasons:
1) I was the only capable videographer available at the time
2) I did not have enough time available to do multiple takes until the demo quality was improved (you may notice that daylight was fast disappearing)
3) The level of skill displayed by the skier was comparable to the target audience
4) The demonstration as is allowed me to crudely make the points I wanted to make (i.e. it was better than nothing) even though the demonstrator was not doing exactly what I asked for.
If you would be gracious enough to provide me with a higher quality example, I'll gladly update the article and give you credit. Unfortunately, the pay is fairly low. So far, all I've received is a bunch of "thank you"s.
For background information, the demonstration is from an article in the "Premium Article Collection"
section of Epic (must be a supporter to view), but you can find it elsewhere for free if you look hard enough. It was intended to capture and add to the essence of the same "lift conversations" and "grocery store conversations" that I had been finding myself involved in about once a month. The article is designed to entice former straight ski skiers back into the sport and to help recent returnees make the technique adaptations that will make the most out of shape skis. As crude as it is, up till now, the five people that have admitted to reading it said that it was helpful. 5 out of 6 ain't bad! I've thought about polishing the thing up, but strangely enough the feedback I've received to date has asked for more information along this theme, so I've been working on part 2 and part 3 instead. They promise to be as ugly as the first part unless I get rescued by someone with some talent.
I do truly appreciate the feedback. You have an excellent eye.