Originally Posted by tdk6
norman - I have no ide of what is happening at the other forum but I like the fact that you ask good questions and put up video for display. Lelo is conserned that your instruction is not suited for beginners. I teach the same stuff to both beginners and advanced skiers. I base my instruction arround outside ski pressure, upper body movements and turn shaping. Beginners learn outside ski pressure and turn shaping by using upper body movements. They are in a wedge when turning. When they start skiing parallel they need to understand pressure management and when and when not to pivot. At this point turn forces and rebound start to play a major role. At more advanced level we are talking about flexing and extending, and special skills needed for edge locked carving. Here the hill is really kicking back and we need to both act and react. I dont know what and how you are teacing but try to adapt what you are teaching advanced skiers to total beginners. In your case you should make sure you have good instruction for beginners since there must be many more beginners than advaned skiers in your part of the world looking for advice.
I said I like to share my Experienceand methods and I am not a instructor.
Most of the time if someone post video. I usually will give some my point and who to fix it.
So I think that is not really teaching.
Ok, returnto the topic
Based on my way and think.
I like thetraditional method to Modern methods. Itcan make clearly what fundamentals for skiing.
1nd. Nature Stand position is very important. (usually beginners to Intermediate or more high level have the problem)
2nd. How to use up and down on Nature Stand position is first.
3nd. How to use up and down on Nature Stand position at pressure into outside ski to edge to edge by turning.
4nd. Clear What is pivot legs. Pivot legs can make turning.
5nd. How to make up upper body to balance on all turning.
6nd. How to make up good pole plant timing.
7nd. How to use good rhythm timingto turning for comfort on slope.
8nd. How to make up upper body force to support lower body to make up more power by turning.
I can instructionthat way on snow. But because I can create the practice 1nd to 6nd in indoor. When have not snow days.
Use rolls skate to practice 8nd.
Something we can’t use word to explained action. We need to use body practice than to know what.
So they like practice on snow and by teaching, but don’t believe I can practice indoor.
Here have many CSIA instructor and some JIS(sorry I am not sure it but it is Japan system), but I’d like European style skiing. like Similar PSIA style. I don’t like Japan style.
Anyway I also like this skiing style in video.I hope have fun enjoy for you.