Originally Posted by CTKook
I am struck that you are going again for personal questioning, and don't seem the least substantively curious about how to help a terminal intermediate get out of the backseat, rather than...
Well Kook, that's because from about mid Nov to the end of April on snow, I'm intenesly curious about and down right helpful helping people of all ages and all abilities ski better 5-6 days a week.It's my job. In the shoulder season and one day a week during the season itself, I sell hardgoods and fit boots. This time of year, I start watching video again and reading new material/manuals, and re-reading the three or four sources that I find particularly helpful. I'm paid to help instructors become more effective as both skiers and teachers. I help them prepare for exams. I've done the reading and have applied it on snow, with paying clients. I'd be happy to meet you on the hill and go skiing anytime you're out this way. I'd be happy to go for a bike ride as well. Love, love, love fast and long, curvy decents, and am pretty damn good at'em. Climb pretty well for a 195# guy, but I'm sure you'll do me the favor of waiting at the top.
I ask about your experience and credentials because it's one thing to read about something, and quite another to effectively apply it. If you don't coach or teach, I'd encourage you to give it a go. Believe it or not, I think you'd be good at it, but it would have it's humbling moments. All great teaching in any subject does.
Edited by markojp - 8/19/16 at 7:17pm