I have no idea if she has any of that stuff, but I know she does post stuff on TGR
Does she want to teach at the PSIA level 1 level?I've been skiing for decades. I get people commenting on how good my skiing is when I share lift rides with strangers. I can't quite ski anything,but pretty close; when it get's up around 90 degrees, it's called hucking. I can't get past student level 6 (no pole plants). I don't care.
She just mentioned the PSIA thing in the context of the proper use of poles last weekend. She has a great day job. I am not sure if she has the right temperment to teach.
Can't zipperline bumps or hop turn on the steeps without pole plants, not to mention some other key applications of that skill.
Pole plants aren't for style; technique by extension is skill. Skiers are weighted on their technical ability and thus their ability to ski something properly. Certainly you might be capable of skiing things in one piece but that is not necessarily a gauge of ability.
Bear in mind I am not trying to pick apart your daughter's skiing, just continuing on your example.
Can't speak to her zipperlining bumps or hop turning the steeps. Such activities are way above my paygrade so I have not witnessed her in those situations. And no offense taken. I agree with your skepical POV-I'd be the same way with some e-stranger making statements about one's daughter.
Mostly I am weighing the factors of having fun, looking decent and skiing well. Do I focus on technique before moving on to the next level? (I am told my technique is good on intermediate terrain-less so on advanced). Or do I focus on having fun and getting comfortable on steeper terrain, then work on perfecting technique? I want skiing to be fun, not a discipline. I like to play in the powder-desire to get used to steeper terrain. Goal: get used to powder/crud and steep runs, have fun. Then work on looking good. Maybe I am wrong. Thus the thread. I am interested in what people have to say. I just feel that with the way I am, if I am comfortable in a given terrain I can then focus on technique.
And @ iWill. The ski *anything* phrase is mine, not her's. What I meant by *anything* is that in my opinion and Mrs5150's opinion it seems daughter can ski anything. Kinda scary for a parent. Perhaps it is best that we lack the ability to ski on her level and therefore don't see what she does. Ignorance is bliss.
Edited by Mr5150 - 2/28/11 at 7:01pm