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post #31 of 45
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Originally Posted by LiquidFeet View Post
 

TCC, realize that this offer is not only good for you but also for Josh.  He'll be totally invested in your advancement under his instruction.  The videos will be there to prove to the world how well both the teacher and the student do.  

 

GO for it!  PM Josh.  One other thing ... Stowe's ski school might not be happy to have an instructor giving away his labor and talent for free right there on the mountain, so you might be doing these lessons at some other mountain instead.  Check that out when you talk to him....  

 

 

they would have a problem if I was charging for it and just taking the money with out them taking the cut. There is no money being transfered between parties here and in the long run it in theory is extra advertising for Stowe ski school. Even if it biased towards me, in the long run if I get more lessons coming into stowe to book me stowe ski school will benefit as well.  My bosses read this site nearly daily I am sure Ill hear about if this is not cool with them.

 

The only other catch is to get me for free you have to get me on a day off, which this year is wednesday/thursday.

 

or VERY VERY early on weekend ala 7:30 am. FYI a paying customer will always take precedence over this but I am hoping to squeeze you in.  I am sending a PM soon when I know more about the upcoming season

post #32 of 45

TCC, I have to agree with the rest, go for it. I would take this offer in a heartbeat if I could. I think Josh is that good.  As for the video intimidation, I totally understand. I'm the same way. A wise instructor here pointed out to me the upside of being videoed while uncomfortable with it. When you become uncomfortably self conscious you tend to make all the inappropriate movements that frustrated your improvement. Once you get over the pain of watching yourself you realize you have a visual record of the areas you need to work through. I can't think of a faster way to get your skiing to the next level. When your instructor says you're doing this when you should be doing that and you're not feeling it well, the video won't lie.You will experience short term discomfort for long term satisfaction.

post #33 of 45
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Originally Posted by twochordcool View Post

Alright, as long as all conditions are set in advance so that neither one of us are disappointed or irked in any way. (I'm more concerned about not disappointing Josh)

By the way, it shouldn't really matter, but I am probably older than most people here think. I tried this and got hooked pretty late in life.

twochordcool, . Josh is the real deal, he is a pro and treats everyone he skis with with respect.

Josh I hope you save a weds or thurs to ski with me this year.

post #34 of 45
Thread Starter 

Can't do Wednesday or Thursday - I work Monday through Friday, 5 hours away. I could make it early on weekends, semi awake probably! 

 

I usually ski only on weekends, with one full week off for skiing and perhaps a few select days off during the week on rare occasions.


Edited by twochordcool - 9/29/13 at 9:40pm
post #35 of 45
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Can't do Wednesday or Thursday - I work Monday through Friday, 5 hours away. I could make it early on weekends, semi awake probably! 

 

I usually ski only on weekends, with one full week off for skiing and perhaps a few select days off during the week on rare occasions.

 

Bummer, dude.

post #36 of 45
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Can't do Wednesday or Thursday - I work Monday through Friday, 5 hours away. I could make it early on weekends, semi awake probably! 

 

I usually ski only on weekends, with one full week off for skiing and perhaps a few select days off during the week on rare occasions.

 

I don't know how much vacation time you have at work, but I would be moving heaven and earth to take Josh up on that offer.

post #37 of 45
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I don't know how much vacation time you have at work, but I would be moving heaven and earth to take Josh up on that offer.

 

Heaven, Earth, and any planets.

post #38 of 45

If you do early weekends, depending on my lesson schedule, I'd be happy to check in with you at the end of your days to see if you have any follow-up questions from Josh's sessions. My day usually wraps up at about 3, so I could take a run with you and see if you're on the right track with what Josh is wanting you to work on. That is, if it's okay with Josh as well. If you're serious about working on your skiing, I'm serious about helping out!

post #39 of 45
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If you do early weekends, depending on my lesson schedule, I'd be happy to check in with you at the end of your days to see if you have any follow-up questions from Josh's sessions. My day usually wraps up at about 3, so I could take a run with you and see if you're on the right track with what Josh is wanting you to work on. That is, if it's okay with Josh as well. If you're serious about working on your skiing, I'm serious about helping out!

 

Oh, mannnn, this is getting better and better.  The community is on your side, Two.  Just do it.

post #40 of 45

Take a snow day!

 

There are hundreds of level 3 or higher instructors who could help you out. At Stowe alone, my guess is that there are at least 40 including Josh and our own "Epic". At Killington my recommendation for you is Hoser (Keith Hopkins).

post #41 of 45
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Originally Posted by TheRusty View Post
 

Take a snow day!

 

There are hundreds of level 3 or higher instructors who could help you out. At Stowe alone, my guess is that there are at least 40 including Josh and our own "Epic". At Killington my recommendation for you is Hoser (Keith Hopkins).

 

Stowe is just too far for a single day. And if I did regular pairs of days in the middle of the week I would be out of personal days in no time. I need to stretch out my time to have occasional time off throughout the year. Josh and I have been in contact and it appears early on weekends may work out.

post #42 of 45

Josh is going above and beyond what him or any instructor would do. I am not sure how much more enticing the offer needs to be. Offers from instructors of his caliber do not come by very often...let alone for FREE. I would suggest you that you find a way to meet him half way. Look for a reason to get this done...not excuses why you can't. ;) 

post #43 of 45
Thread Starter 

Not making excuses, and I fully appreciate the generous offer from Josh. But the offer was made and then the conditions, which were Wednesday, Thursday or early on weekends. I can do early on weekends. I cannot take many days off in the middle of the week, especially for consecutive weeks. I have limited time off from work and I have to spread out personal and vacation days over the course of the year for various things. If we can't work early on weekends or perhaps some kind of combination I'll have to respectfully decline the offer.

 

Please don't push this and make me look like some sort of ingrate - that is not the case at all.

post #44 of 45
I believe Josh mention 2 hour lessons, 4 times over the season. So it doesn't need to be consecutive weeks. Plan on calling in sick to work once a month.
post #45 of 45
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Plan on calling in sick to work once a month.

 

I've thought about that.

 

And believe me I'd love to.

 

I'm naughty in other ways with sick time...ways I can't get hurt or it is less likely that I'll get hurt.

 

But if I managed to get hurt or very hurt skiing on a sick day it could very well be cause for dismissal.

 

And my job is pretty good and very secure - there are few things that could get me canned - that would be one of them I think.

 

I don't want to F around with that.

 

It's a long season. Perhaps I can take two days during one week, meet him during the week I take off for skiing, and meet him early on weekends for the remaining two.

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