Well, I don't want to type all night, but since you asked....
First of all, it was something like 20 below and windy on the first day, so not only did you not want to be out for very long, but it was also hard to hear and be heard with so much clothes on (masks, helmets and so on). We did probably three runs with each examiner, so there weren't really a lot of second tries.
Second, the day before ETU, I went and skiied in the morning with Barb Marshall who is a PSIA-E Examiner, and focused specifically on Level 2 skiing tasks. My wedge christy was, well, simply not a wedge christy prior to that. So, Barb told me exactly what the examiners will be looking for in the tasks, and that is what I was looking for in them.. What I got from her was that in most of the lower level tasks, the stance width should be a bit wider than normal, and it should not change as you go through the turn. So in the wedge christy, you steer the tips in to form the wedge, rather than pushing your feet (and tails) out. Then you steer them parallel to match again as opposed to bringing your feet together to close the wedge. Well, that's not what I saw from all of the examiners. I thought the third one had a very good wedge christy demo, but the two before I didn't think were as good as mine.
Also, I felt that the terrain used for the wedges and wedge christy's was inapporopriate some of the time. Way fast. Again, the 3rd guy who is a local SSD was a little more appropriate. I think because he goes to line-up everyday (even if he doesn't teach it), the others do all privates or just PSIA stuff. Another interesting thing was when one of the examiner described the railroad tracks task and said that you should be dynamic and leading with a strong inside half (??????) I thought that RR is a task to seperate rotary from edging. Doesn't what he described make it something else. He was also pretty far down on a relatively steep run. I was probably going 40 when I buzzed past him.
Another interesting note, Barb told me to slow doan all my demos, two of the instructors wanted me to go faster. I got similar comments from two of the examiners about not being dynamic enough, butr these guys didn't do a free run with us, and I thought these were level 2 trasks and should not be very dynamic. Bob B has seen me ski, i wonder if his thoughts match what was written on the cards.
Anyway, it was a mysterious exam, but I felt I was the strongest skier there, and wasn't too worried abouut passing until I had to wait for them to post the scores.
The most fun part for me was helping another instructor that I felt had good movementsin general, but obviously didn't know what they were looking for. She was doing a lot of things like lifting the inside ski and so on. Her skiing was totally different by day 2 and she passed. I felt sorry for some of the guys that had come from smaller mountains where there are no Level 3 skiers, let alone D-Team or Examiners. Thay had no chance in my opinion. I was kinda wishing I could help all of them, but not in one run...