I was thinking, if you put tom wallisch's brain, or any other good skier for that matter, in a body identical in size and buildup to his, but not his, would he instantly be able to do all of the stuff he could do normally?
I beleive are only two possible outcomes, either he would or he wouldn't.
If he could, then that would mean that really when you are dying to try something hard, its not your body that isnt allowing you to its just your mind trying to get past a mental barrier of sorts and your mind independently learning this manuever, implying that skiing is 100% mental.
If he couldn't, then that would mean that our sport is simply the muscle memory of these tricks being utilized and the mental aspect of the sport would be minimized, showing that it is indeed very hard to be very good at it.
I lean more towards the side of him theoretically being able to do it because it seems like much of the sport is overcoming the fear to do shit and then landing it and doing it over and over until its burned into your head.
TL;DR Is skiing 100% mental or 100% physical?