My training director is doing his job - challenged me to come up with a lesson plan for one of the tasks mentioned in the certification guide and then, if it meets his approval, present it to my fellow L3 aspirants this weekend. Of course, it is somewhat contrived because the elements of assessment and goal negotiation are missing from the paper outline. Still, I took a shot and await word(s, probably many) from said TD.
Then I started to stew....
"Short radius turns with turn shape in varying terrain."
First: what does the phrase “with turn shape” mean here? All turns have a shape of some kind. Is there a specific shape PSIA has in mind? (I’ve assumed it to mean “where shape is some segment of a circle” but then I wondered how come they didn’t say so? If that were the case “with round shape” would be much clearer.) Or am I missing the point entirely? Is it meant to be more verby – “with movements that contribute to the efficient shaping of the turn into the desired form, whatever that form is”?
Second: My lesson plan assumes that the most salient aspect here is rounded, sr turns. Given that my audience is proficient skiers, it may well be that I can assume rounded sr turns are already being done and the key point is “in varying terrain”. If that is the case I’d want to change focus to edge and pressure control skills, rather than the ones I selected.
On the edge of my seat for your response. (This position is putting a crease in my butt, so the earlier the better.)