If you care about form, astrophysics, and art, well you're a skier. It's like becoming a yogi: it will be many years, possibly never before you levitate. The road to perfection will be paved with yard-sale wipe outs and skiing in the toilet position-- where your butt sticks way out. Not cool. But you have chosen the high road, grasshopper! Do not give up!
I boarded Saturday. It felt great. But I admit it, my 7 and 10 year old are better than I am. They are fearless. They like to eat snow anyway; to them, going headfirst is a perfectly viable option. This rant may be sour grapes. I did something to my neck and can't really turn my head to the left. Also I may have sprained my right wrist.