Last year I was practicing well -- maybe the best of my life. And skiing even better in tournaments, including running a -38 when I hadn't yet completed one in practice.
This year my practice is clearly the best of my life, but I can't get a tournament score to save my life. Last 11 rounds I've run -35 one time. And most of those were good sites with good conditions. In practice I don't think I've have a streak of even 3 without a make for the entire season. And that includes some crazy backwash and chop sometimes.
I can only hope it's because I'm working on some technical improvements, which are working in practice, but maybe in tournaments I partially revert and am doing some mishmosh technique that makes no sense.
Anyhow, I'll be sliding quite a bit in the rankings in the near future. But I'll be back someday. All streaks end.
Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan