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post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 
Went to Welch Village this weekend to re-do the skiing part of my Level II. Results: passed all three days. L II obtained, finally. Thanks for everyone's kind suggestions and critiques!

B
post #2 of 21
Congratulations,
Glad you stuck with it!
post #3 of 21
Way to go Ben! I knew that things would work out for you...

L
post #4 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbarr1000
Went to Welch Village this weekend to re-do the skiing part of my Level II. Results: passed all three days. L II obtained, finally. Thanks for everyone's kind suggestions and critiques!

B
Whoooo-hooo! Congrats, B! I know how frustrated you were, and I can empathize having been through it myself on the teaching side. Good work at persisting.
post #5 of 21
Congrats, Ben!!!!!
post #6 of 21
Ben, be proud you ski like Sogard and Weems, you know what I mean...

....Ott
post #7 of 21
Congrats Ben..

Good job..
post #8 of 21
Congratulations. I've been lurking and reading your posts since I too am in training for level II...For me, I decided to wait till next season and firm up some of the moves. Your questions were always interesting and the answers gave me insight on what to work for.
post #9 of 21
Congratulations, I am impressed with your persistance! Great example to others.
post #10 of 21
Congratulations Ben!! I'm glad you stuck with it and were successful.

I'd be interested in hearing your take though, on whether your skiing was that much different from the last time you examed. If memory serves me right, that was just a few weeks ago.
post #11 of 21
Thread Starter 
Yes, Coach, my skiing improved some -- enough to satsify the examiners at the second event.

I practiced shuffling to help with being taller and getting my legs out from under me. I practiced simply being taller in my turns. I also did skate turns to help get my CM and hips forward into the turns. I'm sure these didn't cause huge changes in so short a time but they did enough for me. I could show the examiners versatility and improvement in my skiing -- enough to pass all three days.
post #12 of 21
Congratulations, good job bbarr1000!!!

bong
post #13 of 21

good job

way to go, Ben.

Been following your posts, and have found your take on things very helpful. thanks for sharing the good, the bad, the ugly.

Youve helped me prepare for the 19th! (teaching part, E)
post #14 of 21
Ben, you didn't need HUGE changes. You also found out that there are nuances worth going after. It's an ongoing process.

Congrats.
post #15 of 21
way to go.
post #16 of 21
Ben,
I've been reading your posts over the last couple of months, and send my congrats for your success and sticking with it. For those of us who are aiming to follow in your (RR) tracks for L2, can you put your finger on anything of particular note that was different between your exams? By different, I mean things you did differently (attitude, task completion, skill improvement, revelations, etc.?) or things the examiner did differently (standards interpretations, task assignment, etc.)?
Thanks,
JoeB
post #17 of 21
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Originally Posted by JoeB
Ben,
I've been reading your posts over the last couple of months, and send my congrats for your success and sticking with it. For those of us who are aiming to follow in your (RR) tracks for L2, can you put your finger on anything of particular note that was different between your exams? By different, I mean things you did differently (attitude, task completion, skill improvement, revelations, etc.?) or things the examiner did differently (standards interpretations, task assignment, etc.)?
Thanks,
JoeB
Thanks, Joe. Here are my thoughts. Remember that they related to PSIA-C.

Although this did not affect me, I thought I would let you know that the examiners had somewhat wildly different approaches to teaching segments. These include:

1. You pick your own teaching assignment
2. Vague/broad teaching assignment with lots of critique and technical questions during the segment.
3. Take a simple teaching exercise, teach it, and correct the movements of one candidate in the group to pass.
4. Take a standard exercise, teach it, and then, at the end, the examiner will tell everyone he's doing it wrong and will want movement analysis from the person teaching.

As to skiing:

1. My day 3 examiner asked me to make my stance wider. I skied wide for the entire day and kept saying "wide...wide...wide" as my timing mechanism while I turned all day long. He was impressed with my change. He also asked for more CM movement forward with lateral extension; I think I delivered it.

2. As to all the examiners, I skied slightly taller than in the last exam. I also softened my boots. This gave me a wee bit more flex space so I wasn't hunched at the waist.

3. Beyond that, there were no appreciable differences between exam #1 and #2 and what I did.

I was upbeat, looking to learn, and positive for both events (to the best of my ability).

I will note that I was quite ill for the second event -- I had, and am still fighting, a lung infection and sinus infection. So my day three performance was not very energetic. Yet, I passed all three days skiing. :-)
post #18 of 21
Way to go Ben!

ed
post #19 of 21
Nice Job!!
post #20 of 21
Congrats!
post #21 of 21

Way to Go

Ben, looks like, as Kneale said, you have worked the nuances around the edges of what must obviously have been a pretty sound core of knowledge/skill your first go-round.
So, hat's off to you for keeping positive and not getting too down on yourself. We are all proud of you.

JoeB
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