Originally Posted by borntoski683
which edition year is that 4ster? Thanks for sharing!
1970 New & Revised Edition.
I believe the next was the ATM (American Teaching Method) followed by the ATS (American Teaching System) manual. I must have those somewhere as well, they are just not within reach right now. IIRC there was not another official PSIA "National" manual till Core Concepts & the Alpine technical manual in the early 2000's. Although short & succinct I found the ATS manual to be the best reference for me when it came down to the nuts & bolts.
After skimming through this thread I have to agree that most of the public does not really relate to PSIA & "most" have no clue what a certified instructor is, let alone the different levels.
As far as HH goes, I have been aware of him since his time on the D-team & clearly remember some of the excellent articles he wrote for ski publications during that period in the 90's. I remember his ideas striking a chord with me because they were progressive but certainly not revolutionary. They fit very well with my thinking at the time & in my understanding, were not contradictory to what I had gleaned from my involvement with PSIA or USSCA.
As for HH or the PMTS brand recognition go, only a handful of those that I have encountered have any knowledge or experience with his system. Those that have rarely have anything negative to say about it.
Park style (steeze)
Sure, we see it & recognize it out on the hill everyday . IME in exams, training, teaching etc. "style" has never been a topic or something that was worked on consciously. I believe it is a result or an interpretation & application of mechanics & technique.
With that said, when I look at Schiffirin whether in the race course, freeskiing or doing drills, I do not see a "style", just sound technique. Maybe style is the result of one's flaws ...
Edited by 4ster - 9/24/14 at 7:09pm