One more day for that "Smart skier" quiz to be posted on this site!
What is a smart skier?
To me it is a person who wants to get the most from his equipment, the very best performance! Thus "tunes" all his skiing material to make skiing easy, enjoyable and effective !
This involves several "abilities", competencies and senses.
The first is observation. Looking how materials is performing under varied conditions.
The second is "knowledge" ! That is learning about; how to,,,,when to,,,,,with what. In short knowing the tools to use and when to use them.
The third is desire..or heart.
The last is "maturity"
All four will be "sampled" in this quiz.
Desire because in 15 minutes you will not have time to ask your "expert" friends on net, Goggle picture, send picture to that tuning guru in Vail! You will "want" have to find solution! Others ( with little desire) will give up after 4 minutes
Knowledge will be sampled since you can not in 15 minutes get "ready made" answers from net on this quiz. It will favor the person who over the years has acquired knowledge about skiing, skiing performance and tuning. Again "instant knowledge" from net will not be sampled here.
This quiz, will test your sense of observation. Yes some parts of the picture is "ever so darker", or ever so "suggestive",,that is planned. That is how we separate the best from the very best! A tiny piece, or tiny section of a tool will be enough for the very best tuner to identify it!
Yes you will be "teased" visually. All parts of the picture are part of the quiz,,,,,I stress the , "all parts" ! Look carefully at all parts of the picture. Surprises await you!
I hope you will be teased intellectually also.
Finally, your maturity level will also be "sampled"! This is the one which will cause "issues", comments, "discussions" I am sure. You decide what this "maturity" element is within this quiz! It is there!
So rest today!
See you all on Monday October 18th. 9 PM (eastern US time)