Let's take it one step further.....
Originally Posted by Ott Gangl
I think Sailer was referring to Miller's gumby style "unrestrained, unorthodox style." I maybe wrong but I don't think that Miller has ever had training as a ski instructor and may have problems demonstrating the wedge christies correctly. Besides Sailer has nothing to prove to anyone lest they repeat his feat.
exactly the comment I was looking for....
let's see - the greatest skier on the planet( at least in the eyes of most people on the planet who care and fair and square via FIS) couldn't pass a Level III exam...( or probably a Level II exam) and skis with a "gumby" style - and could care less about ATS, the centerline or any of that stuff.....apparent facts that Sailer tries to make relevant....yep Eric Clapton, couldn't get into Berklee School of Music either....he can play tho..just a bit.
..further- up until Bode jumped on the 198 K2 fours and ripped up the junior downhill who cared about parabolic skis? Most instructors I knew(including me BTW) still maintained the "sss" attitude - now everyone is on the bandwagon for obvious reasons, the technology is better (I showed up at my hill in 1997 on Volkl Carver Plus with Salomon Propulse in 191cm and was laughed at by the old schoolers in my ski school) .....what does this say about ATS?.....could there be a backlash?? Is Bode's way the better way, and what is the perception of the average guest looking to get better....PSIA/ CSIA or ski with BODE?....anybody seen a 205 Olin RTS on the hill lately?.....just thinking out loud and probably pushing one dude's comments too far....but I read what Phil Mahre said too...whaddayousay?? I ask cause idunno....but I was looking to generate some thoughtful opinion.....I see a backlash coming and I think ski schools better prepare for it tho I am not currently teaching, maybe it is already a topic of discussion. if not....???? Not taking a shot at anyone here...just trying to stir up some thought....wouldn't want to be accused of fluff
BTW Bode is good enuff to be Ambassador at Bretton Woods...but nobody can ski there right???
Too flat for level 8/9 technique.....???