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The one where the badge is skiing? Thanks!
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Pleased to make your acquaintance, pdxammo. It's "PSIMAN!" not "PSIA-man," by the way, but it's a common mistake, and I don't take offense (much). As you can see by my outfit, I am PSIA-certified, but only Level 2. But the name is PSIMAN!

 

Haven't been around here much lately. How's things? 

 

Do you have any questions that I might help with? Please keep it simple. Remember that I don't even have a head, much less a brain.

 

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--PSIMAN!

 

 

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Love your signature line, L&AirC! "You're either carving, or you're not." So true....

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(And by the way, I've been meaning to ask this for a long time: is your name short for "Land-Air-Sea"?)

 

That's pretty cool, although I must admit that the sea frightens me a bit. Corrosion, don't you know. And I don't float....

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I assume that you guys have heard of me because of my famous film roles. L&AirC linked to my second movie, PSIMAN!—Episode II, The Avalauncher: But that was a sequel to my very successful first movie, simply PSIMAN! the Movie:

 

 

 

I'd be happy to sign autographs, but, you know, I struggle with pens. I once dated one. She was a writer. Ah-h-h--long story, long ago....

 

--PSIMAN!

 

 


Edited by PSIMAN! - 11/17/11 at 11:20pm
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(And by the way, I've been meaning to ask this for a long time: is your name short for "Land-Air-Sea"?)

 

That's pretty cool, although I must admit that the sea frightens me a bit. Corrosion, don't you know. And I don't float....



You're correct.

 

 

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Thanks! Can I ask if your exam feedback indicated you were having trouble with the skill blending?

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Thanks! Can I ask if your exam feedback indicated you were having trouble with the skill blending?

Hah! Well, I was there. Poor little guy struggled a bit with his rotary skills, as well as his absorption, flexion and extension movements. He carves short, medium, and long-radius turns like a bandit--best I've seen--but cannot always change turn size and shape at will. Bumps throw him around a bit. He's a wreck in the Halfpipe!

He'll keep that Level 2 pin for while, until he develops a few missing skills.

And yet, PSIMAN's turns are better than 97% of all skiers on the hill. And he does it without any understanding, analysis, or effort. He keeps it simple and just follows the laws of physics. He's the perfect example of just how much of great skiing is done for us if we let it, and of how easily we can screw it up by thinking and understanding and "doing" too much!

He's neither fearful nor fearless--both human emotions he cannot conceive. But his intent is clearly never defensive. He clearly enjoys "riding a fast ski," as Georges Joubert would have put it, and never feels the need to brake. His pure gliding, offensive, effortless technique reflects that to a Tee!

Best regards,
Bob

(PS--By the way, I hope that Level 2 Certified instructors will not take offense at my light-hearted words above. PSIMAN would not have passed even Level 1 Certification, obviously, with the skill deficiencies he demonstrates--even though he really does ski well in many ways! And he cannot teach, although we can learn a great deal from him.)
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But PSIAMAN has such great genes, considering his creator, eh? Level II should be more about the teaching than the skiing, anyway.
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