Before you start reading, please note that I do not give un-requested advice. To anyone. Ever. I do not have any training on explaining the technicalities of ski movements, exercises, drills, etc. And I just wouldn't do that.
So, within that frame...certain friends and more importantly my dad (who skis maybe 8 days per year) continually ask for skiing pointers. I usually say something to effect of, "oh I'm not qualified," (see above) or, "you're looking pretty good, you should be giving me advice!," but it just feels a little rude and awkward.
Furthermore, my dad won't buy a lesson (I've suggested it; he's stubborn), and I do want to help him a little if possible. He swoops down the hill like a condor, twisting his upper body in the direction of the turn. He knows his technique is off, and wants to get better.
So, what do you think? Am I worrying too much? Is there any way I can be helpful without being irresponsible, or should I continue redirecting the questions and politely suggesting lessons?
I'm sorry if this seems frivolous, but it's been bothering me for a few seasons now.
Edited by LiveJazz - 9/26/11 at 3:05pm