Originally Posted by Arcmeister
One often overlooked asset of PMTS is that it's movement pool offers the flexibility and adaptability to ski a wide variety of snow, terrain, and speeds efficiently and without needing to learn (unlearn or re-learn) some another ‘technique'. .
My biggest problem with PMTS was exactly THAT - Dianas inability to "adapt" or the system to be "flexible" enough to deal with me....
Ditto the one instructor I skied with that had done some PMTS stuff...
In both cases it was like a broken record "you must balance on 1 foot"
I can't balance on 1 foot
"but you must or you can't ski"
But I am skiing jsut not as well as I would like
"then you can blance on 1 foot"
NO I can't balance on 1 foot
etc etc etc...
I could program a computer to give the answers Diana etc gave... There is a perfect example that does the whole abbott & costello "whos on first" routine in that manner
Having said that SnoKarver helped me a lot with his balance exercises .... thing is he is NOT solely PMTS trained is he? So he was combining MANY different things & information to find the suitable things for me....
How many ONLY PMTS qualified instructors are there?
Can we do a trial with a random selection of never evers, intermediate & high level skiers, give them all a week with instructors
a) ONLY PMTS
b) ONLY Staatliche
c) ONLY CSIA
d) ONLY PSIA
etc etc trained & compare?
What will the results be?
None of the others do enough to keep insisting that one or more of the other systems is completely useless....
Guess what? all my favourite instructors have experience teaching in multiple countries & systems.... something about that international experience tends to lead to flexibility
Rusty - take a season OS instructing & HH/PSIA will shrink a lot I think