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Skiing is like flying

Skiing is like flying

F22 Stealth Fighter

Skiing is like flying – bear with me, this really is about your skiing.  The F22 can only fly because laminar flow technology was developed sufficiently that it provided enough air resistance for the aircraft to push against.

Round about 350 BC, Aristotle thought that a flying object such as an arrow, was sustained in its flight by the air pushing it along, through the action of rushing in behind it to fill a vacuum.  His idea assumed that air sustained its flight, rather than acting to retard it.

If he had been correct, skiing would not have been possible.  Like the F22, you need resistance too.  Understanding this could help your skiing enormously.  Read on below the fold  Continue reading