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I recently had the opportunity to work with Rusty Guy (Level III cert at Eldora, CO) for a few days, and I thought I'd use this site to both thank and recommend him. I went to Rusty to try to improve my short-radius turns. To his credit, I made huge improvements after just one day of skiing, and by the end of the weekend, the difference in my skiing, which we had videotaped for comparison, was unbelievable.

If you're looking for a coach / instructor in CO, I would highly recommend Rusty. After all, if he can fix my crappy, counter-rotated, skiddy short-radius turns, he can definitely help you!

Feel free to send me a PM if you want more details about the lessons.
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I feel like Mike M.

I guess since you wanted to ski the Jane it's now Eldora/Winter Park! It was nice of the other Bob Barnes to give me a jacket and put me on the payroll for a few days.

If we're going to have a mutual stroking........I did very little. You are the one with all the talent. Greg is the hardest working guy in showbiz.

First of all he scared the heck out of me on day one. We had talked on the phone. He said he was pretty good at carving medium radius turns. I said sure....you bet.

The guy can lay-em over. In addition his athleticism and tipping skills enabled him to handle busted up powder/day old crud like a pro. We began with medium radius turns and I got worried I wasn't going to be able to keep up. Skiing with Greg made an old man like me have to "kick it up a notch".

Greg your turns are all very good. Our SSD wanted to hire him on the spot. Jim Clark at WP/MJ is still talking about your skiing. All this in two years. Your short radius turns improved as soon as you realized......the movements are all the same.

I still like the idea of a tattoo on your forearm.........tipping/turning/flexion/extension

Greg and I did have an interesting discussion. The guy has only been skiing two years and is very solid.

Why? He takes lessons.

He has, however, focused on carving and as a result he had a little confusion about short radius turns and/or bumps. Our discussion went along the lines of the role "carving tools" have in precluding rotary movements in shorter turns/bumps.

Thanks for the kind words and for three great days. If you ever get the urge to give up Hollywood I know we can find you a shack in Tabernash, a stool at The Pub, and a ski school jacket.
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