If someone were to suggest that the world’s best Formula One drivers could compete and win in a car with an untuned suspension, loose, unpredictable steering, worn out shocks and wheels that came off in the corners, they would be laughed at and ridiculed. If they were to suggest that a driver could overcome problems of this nature with their car with mental toughness and superior physical conditioning, their mental state and competence would come under intense scrutiny. Yet, there seems to be a common perception that ski racing is somehow different. It isn’t. As I pointed out in my post, DOT 13: INNATE FLOW BALANCE (), the human brain can process 11 million bits of information a second at a subconscious level. In observing video of Julia Mancuso and on the Vail downhill course, it is readily apparent to me that her brain is preoccupied with survival, not winning. If Julia Mancuso were racing Formula One in a competitive car, her driving skills would determine the outcome of a race. There is no acceptable reason why skiing should be different.