I don't think it's down to a 'look' at all.
Good skiing is good skiing, I've seen people with NZSIA, APSI, PSIA and BASI certs pass CSIA exams, it's performance on the ski that matters and the result on snow.
If I were in your position I would question your trainers more, if you've been told one thing from Vincent and it contradicts what you get told by the other trainers then ask why they want to use that approach. Often a contradiction is not one, rather a different approach to get to the same end goal. As an example: You rotate when you are too forward in the ankle...but you'll be too forward in the ankle if you rotate. Chicken and egg...so question what you are told and work towards a goal.
Find 3 trainers than work well, and try and come up with a game plan from them, with exactly what they all want from you, in each turn shape and terrain, and come up with an exact picture from that.
In the end all L4's are going to approach things slightly differently, as you would be different when teaching the general public from another instructor...but rest assured we still sing off the same sheet, just at different pitches of sound.
Take advantage of your PDP's get onto Jill Sagan who is the lady for PDP in BC. Organise training with other candidates and film a lot, come over to Alberta in spring and take advantage of our $30 one day modules.
Thank you for the considered reply...it's much appreciated.
Like you say...good skiers are good skiers.
However... I do still think their is a certain 'look'...call it what you like, required by each association.
Yes...I've seen people from other associations pass CSIA Exams....but I've also seen them fail, because they couldn't achieve what was required, even though they skied well.
What is the point of the Interski congress meetings, if not to demo each countries way of skiing?
This thread has certainly made me think about my skiing, where I'm heading with it and who I want as my coach's.
Thanks everyone for their input... everyone has been been helpful in making me think positive and where I need to progress...much appreciated.