SkiDude, it seems you agree with the broad skills I advocate teaching, but just have a problem with calling some of those skills inefficient forms of skiing. Ok, that's good,,, were getting somewhere. So lets talk about the terminology.
The definition of efficiency is to do something with the least amount of wasted energy. In skiing it's very easy to identify skiing options that require more energy.
You pushed hard here for a forum that was open to sharing ideas. I supported you on that. Now you have it, it is time for you to put up. It is clear you still havent taken the time to review my posts or definition of efficeint. I stated it several times, not once have you acknowledged it, or commented on it.
For what it is worth...here is the definitions of efficeint taken from "Dictionary.com". The bold is my emphasis (sorry it formats in such a mess).
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ef·fi·cient // Audio Help /ɪˈfɪʃənt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[i-fish-uhnt] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective 1.performing or functioning in the best possible manner with the least waste of time and effort; having and using requisite knowledge, skill, and industry; competent; capable: a reliable, efficient secretary. 2.satisfactory and economical to use: Our new air conditioner is more efficient than our old one. 3.producing an effect, as a cause; causative. 4.utilizing a particular commodity or product with maximum efficiency (usually used in combination): a fuel-efficient engine.
[Origin: 1350–1400; ME (< MF) < L efficient- (s. of efficiéns), equiv. to ef- ef- + fic-, comb. form of facere to make, do1 + -ent- -ent]
—Related forms ef·fi·cient·ly, adverb
—Synonyms 1. effectual. See effective.
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1398, "making," from L. efficientem (nom. efficiens), prp. of efficere "work out, accomplish" (see effect). Meaning "productive, skilled" is from 1787. Efficiency apartment is first recorded 1930, Amer.Eng.
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adjective1. being effective without wasting time or effort or expense; "an efficient production manager"; "efficient engines save gas" [ant: inefficient] 2. able to accomplish a purpose; functioning effectively; "people who will do nothing unless they get something out of it for themselves are often highly effective persons..."-G.B.Shaw; "effective personnel"; "an efficient secretary"; "the efficient cause of the revolution" [syn: effective]
Your entire argument ignores output....it is a red herring.
As I stated earlier, and will again, self serving definitions do nothing but create confusion and perpetuate the spreading missunderstanding and missinformation. I am here to prevent that. For those intrested post #26 http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=71719 is another post I made on this topic of the importance of definitions...I started a thread on it too, awhile back.
Efficiency is linked to output. WC skiers are "efficeint" because even thou they put in 100% effort, they get out alot more then a lesser skiilled skier of equal fitness/strenght also putting in 100% effort could. If you dont see that, or are not willing to acknowledge that, despite several Dictionary definitions showing so....there is nothing more I can offer.