Originally Posted by nolo
How important is an instructor's skiing ability to the quality of a lesson?
How important is a person's skiing ability to the credibility of their message (on an Internet chat forum, for instance)?
In other words, will you give credence to a person who talks a good game but whose image shows technical difficulties?
I could teach skiing from the time I started and get results but as time went on, the things coming out of my mouth changed to match the new things I had gained in my own skiing. I don't know about the rest of you but I have skied with a lot of intructors of all abilities and currency, invariably what comes out of their mouths pretty much matches their skiing.
When explaining things to a student, The student listens to what comes out of your mouth and they match it to what they see in you're skiing. Even if its good coming out of you're mouth the student is apt to match the words to what they see.
As far as phyically goes, if everything works anatomically with your body then the better skier you are the easier it is so, you ought to get better with better understanding.
I can also pretty much tell from posts in the forum how a person is going to ski. I haven't be far off yet.