Hey SMJ. How you doin?
Level 2 Teach Prep Questions - Page 2
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First step in almost every lesson is check that the cuffs are buckled correctly. 90% of students equipment is fitted incorrectly so we can improve every lesson by taking the 5 seconds to check boot fit at the start.
I'm studying for my PSIA level 2 teach and going over some progressions in the Alpine teaching handbook. In the section on introducing parallel turns, one of the static tasks is "Without skis, make bow ties in the snow with ski boots and tip the feet and boots simultaneously from a flat position to a high edge angle". What is the bow tie referring to. I have not seen this and was wondering what the movement looks like. Thanks.
jeffc7, have you taken your exam yet?
Best of luck when you do.
Schweitzer - 3/21/14. Clear and sunny, 30-40 degrees. Pretty much hero snow.
L3: One group of 6 candidates - One person passed both skiing and teaching, one other passed teaching only. From what I saw and expected that was a correct outcome. The person who only passed teaching is close on her skiing though.
L2: There may have been two groups but 50/50ish seems about right from what I saw. Josh (Zentune) could tell you better.
Edited by GoodSki - 3/27/14 at 8:37pm
Yeah, 50% sounds about right...there were quite a few solid skiers in the group of 8 that I was in (skiing portion) and some good teachers that had great progressions prepared for sure.
As far as the "bazooka" goes, I should've gone for a more "leaf on the wind" approach, but those were the best conditions we had had for arcing all winter, eh GoodSki? Zipdown and Kanisku were fantastic in particular! All in all, a memorable weekend.