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post #241 of 260
This was pretty stupid. I'm way more excited for the upcoming hard-boiled egg eating contest talked about in the other challenge thread.
post #242 of 260
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Awesome skiers are usually the worst instructors.

 

Nonsense, but I'm not surprised to hear this from someone that is not an awesome skier! :jedi:

post #243 of 260
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Technically sound and strong skiers that understand 'what', 'why', and 'how', are the best instructors in my opinion.

 

That, right there, is the answer TDK should be looking for.

post #244 of 260
What about passion for teaching?
post #245 of 260
Passion alone is a 'teen romance ' mess. Passion with drive, determination, thought, patience, accurate self-anysis/reflection, and the desire to pass their own experience and skill forward is in the basic DNA of a great instructor.
post #246 of 260
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Passion alone is a 'teen romance ' mess. Passion with drive, determination, thought, patience, accurate self-anysis/reflection, and the desire to pass their own experience and skill forward is in the basic DNA of a great instructor.

 

Yes, but we still need this -

 

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Technically sound and strong skiers that understand 'what', 'why', and 'how', are the best instructors in my opinion.

 

post #247 of 260
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Yes, but we still need this -


Didn't figure they'd be read as mutually exclusive.
post #248 of 260
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Didn't figure they'd be read as mutually exclusive.

 

This is the internet. You need to be specific.

post #249 of 260
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This is the internet. You need to be specific.

Too much work and not commensurate with my level of general concern.smile.gif
post #250 of 260
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That will only boost cred with the ppl you ski with. When it comes to reaching every single reader of your posts nothing beats video.

So where is yours?
post #251 of 260
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 MT Skull wrote:
Looks like you're dealing cards with your left hand.

 

The left hand is a deal breaker, that was my MA also.  The muscle memory is ingrained and going to be tough for Josh to break especially in the bumps.

 

MT... put up a video when you get a chance.  Curious here.

 

Nail

post #252 of 260

^OK, you asked for it. Pay close attention Josh!

 

OK, this time for real:

 

This stuff was shot about 10 years ago. Notice, I'm dealing with the left hand too, which is why I noticed it with Josh. I'd like to think I've cleaned it up in the last 10 years, but it still rears its ugly head whenever I'm struggling. Nothing more recent except GoPro footage, which IMO doesn't provide anything substantial to analyze.

post #253 of 260
Being as you came in late, you may not realize that the impetus of this challenge was the videos of the Korean competition in this thread. http://www.epicski.com/t/124453/short-carving-turn-in-somewhat-different-style/0_10
post #254 of 260
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Originally Posted by MT Skull View Post
 

^OK, you asked for it. Pay close attention Josh!

 

OK, this time for real:

 

This stuff was shot about 10 years ago. Notice, I'm dealing with the left hand too, which is why I noticed it with Josh. I'd like to think I've cleaned it up in the last 10 years, but it still rears its ugly head whenever I'm struggling. Nothing more recent except GoPro footage, which IMO doesn't provide anything substantial to analyze.

 

 

you do realize your bump skiing is push your tails left, to not go left skiing, where as mine is turn the tips right to turn right skiing. it defensive skiing, and there is nothing wrong with that but it would not even pass PSIA L2.

 

all you guys joining up just to make cracks are making me realize that I am actually important. Thanks for the confidence boast. 

post #255 of 260
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That is some fine intermediate skiing right there. Why do you keep letting your hands drop to your sides? Are you reaching for your wallet to tip the instructor?

Looks like you're dealing cards with your left hand.

 

 

funniest thing ever.  

post #256 of 260
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Originally Posted by sibhusky View Post

Being as you came in late, you may not realize that the impetus of this challenge was the videos of the Korean competition in this thread. http://www.epicski.com/t/124453/short-carving-turn-in-somewhat-different-style/0_10

Oh, you guys are serious about the Korean competition? I thought it must have been a joke, like most of Josh's technique tips, and was just playing along.

Ya' know, some people would call that Korean nonsense just lame skiing, but what do I know? I'm just a defensive tail pusher.

post #257 of 260
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you do realize your bump skiing is push your tails left, to not go left skiing, where as mine is turn the tips right to turn right skiing. it defensive skiing, and there is nothing wrong with that but it would not even pass PSIA L2.

 

all you guys joining up just to make cracks are making me realize that I am actually important. Thanks for the confidence boast.

The only way I would pass PSIA L2 would be if I comprimised my superior skiing ability.

Wanna duel?

post #258 of 260
Nothing personal, but you two are being ass hat chest beaters. MT would most certainly pass his L2, and while Josh is not Sebastien Michel or Mike Rogan, he's done pretty great stuff in his relatively short ski career. I've always maintained Josh will be embarrassed by his current skiing in another 10 years, but that's not saying either of you guys are intermediate hand dropping tail pushers. You're both ski much better than most. Kudos to you both for putting up the footage, but it all gets obscured by outsized egos.

I do like MT's first vid... Skiing with humor is good.
post #259 of 260

So true and seriously funny!

post #260 of 260
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I do like MT's first vid...

He really crushed that course!:D

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