Originally Posted by rasmasyean
Perhaps it also had something to do with the fact that where friends because we both won this thing called like The Presidential Physical Fitness Award when we were kids to distinguish athletic ability? I dunno. But there a lot of ppl who prolly will be doing 720's in one season...and those might wind up in the Olympics!
I suppose it is physically possible to get really good really fast. Given the bell curve there will be some people who are naturally good at sports and pick everything up quickly. I think the main reason that members have trouble with this claim is that we see it so often. And generally when we start digging for details the claim turns out to be, um, stretched a bit. The real problem is that evaluating yourself is very difficult. I'm new enough to snowboarding that I still clearly remember my first days on the slopes. I really thought I was doing great and I wondered what all the fuss was about. Now looking back, I was maybe progressing faster than average but I was still going through the normal learning curve. I also did a black diamond run in my first week, but again, looking back I didn't do it right.