Ill be getting sleep tonight!!!!!
thanks guys! Its amazing how many different answers revolve around the same movements/skill blends depending on our particular approach to the particular turns we have in our heads at the time we are typing.
I am disappointed in you all, however for not adding in the newest skill to come down from the highest order, that of ToeNail length!
there is only one post here that stands out with a particularly vague entry:
Originally Posted by klkaye
VSP told me that the basic premise is simply ...
1. roll the ski onto it's edge
2. balance on it
3. guide it
I think that we all tend to want to make the simple stuff too complex. (My humble opinion)
I was on my way to peaceful slumber until I read this one.
#2 is going to keep me up all night! Heres my very humble, pre level 2 opinion. Im thinking good old fashioned Venn Diagram, here. Balance encompasses all, right? Therefore it almost cancels itself out of this discussion because we are trying to isolate a skill. (hmmm, whatever happened to skill blends.......I know. I agree about the blend thing, too. but thats the bottom line, Im not there yet.)
So please don't bring balance to the table, it isn't fair. (But, I agree it is the predominant skill we use for a turn, or series of turns, OVERALL.) Its the big circle.
I really wanted to know the point of the question; Almost more than the answer!
Is this right? What examiners are trying to get at, is how much we understand the skills and how they blend together (to create efficient movements).
Like dchan says;
Originally Posted by dchan
More important for the exam. is that you understand why each of these is so important and how each skill applies. I've found that in the exam format with the examiner, sometimes the correct answer doesn't exist, they just want to see if you understand the mechanics and physics of the skill.
From what I ve been told, the exam process is designed to test our knowledge. Whether its in the physical realm with the skiing part or in the thinking realm for the teaching part....(east is still 2 parts)
I will read and re read these posts over the next couple of days. They are all very well thought out and very concise. This helps me in ways I dont even know yet!
Oh, P.S.-One sheep, two sheep, three sheep, four sheep....