Yes, angles are outputs. They are also indicators that can be traced through reverse analysis to the discovery of an input flaw or lack thereof.
I remain curious as to who is disrespecting orgs, teaching systems and instructors? I mean, we ought to go get this mofo and put his feet to the flames. Again, probably a snowboarder sneaking in on here. I find it interesting how two separate posters manifest the same containment within their separate minds that are relatively absent elsewhere. Is it that they have both posted together here for so long that their biological clocks are aligned? God knows, a hormonal crisis needs a victim. No, there is no vehicle of disrespect for anyone to bandwagon on other than the PMS Express. Next departure leaving upon the completion of the following read.
What one might deduce from a casual perusal of this thread may be much more clear suggestions that, rather than placing one’s words as direct evidence of understanding, we must first go through all the hard work that some did to get a pin before we can come on here and express ourselves and our thoughts freely and without credential associated ridicule. No, Sir, credentials do not an argument make. A fundamental knowledge, logical conception, critical thinking and effective writing are far more illustrious resources (on a forum where words are all we have) than would be any pin one can poke in their jacket (or poke into a discussion). It is recommended that one not poke with enough self pride as to push it in too deeply or they might bleed internally and choke on the blood (of self congratulation).
Perhaps a better place to throw that “weight” around may be the Locker Room where only the currently payrolled are allowed to participate. Then some won’t have to weed through all us uncredentialed dummies while receiving the generously strewn respect of their payroll brethren. Just don’t forget that ski technique is not rocket science nor no longer privileged information. Thanks to the internet, it is now open source data for anyone to absorb and assimilate how they see fit. Gone is the day when good skiing was a big secret shared only through the ski instructor underground railroad.
There is something to be said for the personal inventory of knowledge regarding learning, teaching and technique that is shaped by anything one has heard, read or experienced that makes correct sense to their individual standards of conception regardless of the faction or even the industry from which it stems. I would never completely nor exclusively subscribe to any one “school” of thought. Analogously, it compares to needing a god or religion in order to conceive the benefits of being good (or bad). Yet it is my truancy (in both respects) that is the license that allows me to draw from multiple schools (and religions). It also makes it easier to apply any forum participant’s input regardless of the derivative of their knowledge base or their codes of language used. Isn’t that what a good ski instructor is supposed to be able to do with a student in the first place? Then why not do it here? Elitism will always be alive and well in the sport of skiing and I am OK with that. It's just that ... it's not going to tread on me.
Edit addition: "When one has reached maturity in the art, one will have a formless form. It is like ice dissolving in water. When one has no form, one can be all forms; when one has no style, he can fit in with any style" - Bruce Lee
Edited by Rich666 - 7/4/16 at 6:11am