and various other threads about skiing the easiest form of snow there is powder it has me thinking. Why do some people insist on making things harder on themselves and over thinking things to the point of not being able to do it.
So lets narrow the focus down to one of the most common questions asked on here. "how do you ski powder".
Personally I never really had issues with it. I just knew from watching ski videos thats you had to go faster and keep your body pretty much down the hill. TO be fair yeah I took falls and yeah I had to muscle some things the first couple times skiing it. The first couple times I skied powder were on 165 73 mm Line Darksides hardly big skis. Overall though I was able to link ugly looking turns all days long, I had fun with it. Having fun and being able to do it are most of the battle, good effcient technique comes next.
Its just powder is so freaking easy to ski, the majority of people I have run into that cant ski its due to thier own unfounded confindence issues. I have seen people who can ski perfect round turns on a soft groomer, get into powder and look right at thier tips while attempting to heel push it.
So 2 questions
First general question
why can some people just go for it, and never really have issues with powder skiing?
second more coaching based question
I have successful taught powder skiing to people who couldnt do it worth a damn at snowbird on many days. There were always those people who were too fearful of it to ever make any progress despite all my attempts to make everything ripe for learning. What are some ways the more experinced coaches on here have gotten past the fear part with freaful people?