Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Rule-governed and Freestyle Sports
Hiroko: Why go back country skiing instead of staying on the ski slopes?
Kenta: It’s like the difference between seeing lions in the wild and lions in the zoo.
Hiroko: But you have to walk up. Carrying skis. On the ski fields the lift takes you to the top.
Kenta: Aah, but the snow is different. Powder snow. Even champagne snow.
Hiroko: And the danger. What if you fall in a drift and suffocate? Like several recently?
Kenta: Don’t ski alone. Ski in a group. And ski down one at a time. If someone falls, you can dig them out.
Team sports follow rules.
Individual sports can be rule-governed or freestyle.
More parallels for back country skiing and ski slope skiing:
Snorkeling in a pool vs. snorkeling in the sea.
Lake sailing vs. ocean sailing.
A day cycle ride vs. a round the world cycle trek.