Originally Posted by jonc
Yes I have her permission to post it, I would not have put it up otherwise... I am not qualified nor is it wise for me to critique her directly.
Yup yup! Advice to spouses is generally a can of worms you should avoid opening. Especially if it is unsolicited. Then again if you like sleeping alone, it will likely produce at least a week or two of solitary sleeping arrangements.
Originally Posted by TheRusty
Yep - a lot of the same issues. But one distinct difference is a wedge for turn initiation.
Here we see the upper body leaning in to try to get weight to the inside of the new turn. Instead of this movement, we want to see the new inside foot tipping to flatten the ski and "pull" the both the hips and the upper body together into the new turn. MrsJon is ready for a big leap up in performance and a lot of fun in the Nastar course!
Notice how much she imitates your style Jon. It's not surprising since you are obviously her primary skiing role model. If I can offer an idea here, a same gender clinic is another option that might benefit her even more. Seeing a woman ski well but differently than you just might add a valuable second model to her list of good skiing options. It's amazing how often that simple change makes a huge difference in a lesson.
I am not suggesting TR couldn't customize activities that would work for both of you but women simply move a bit differently than guys. I suspect that like most guys on some level you were originally attracted to your wife because she didn't move like a guy. Not trying to be crass here but IMO that difference is the too important to ignore. The other reason to suggest a different coach is her preference for one on one ski coaching. Hit it out of the park by offering her the option of the one on one attention she prefers and a second one out of the park by making that coach a woman.