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When with beginner/kids....

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I am asking this because I have been picked on by some friends about this topic.
I have kept an older pair of skis to use when I teach kids from the school or even when I get a friend to try skiing for the first time. The reason.....I like to keep my "good skis" nice and use the old ones for the abuse of "being skied over".

Am I nuts? Am I putting myself too close to the "student/child"?
Do others have this problem too?
post #2 of 8
No, but ...

What worries me more is someone who is not an instructor teaching skiing.

Most instructors have a "lesson dedicated" pair of skis for the newbees.
post #3 of 8
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Yuki
No, but ...

What worries me more is someone who is not an instructor teaching skiing.
OH......you have no idea how much I agree with you.

It is not my desire to instruct. Most of the time I'm not put in that possition, but once a year there is a student who is "less than honest" about his/her skills, and I can't leave him/her without some kind of help/tips, for safety sake.

Mostly I just ski/board with the kids, but even then.... those little ones inevitably find a way to meet up with my shiney skis.

Seems that they would understand the phrase on the information sheet that I give them
For those beginners who want to participate in our ski program, please let us know you are a beginner and we will set up a lesson for you at no charge.

And yet.....no requests for lessons!
post #4 of 8

One of the good things about teaching

is that no one would really want to steal your skis after a few days of teaching, 'cause the tops look like the boards are ten years old (it's only the bottoms that I keep in good shape).

If I got tipped every time I said, "It's OK, just go over the top of my skis," I wouldn't really need my salary.
post #5 of 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuki
No, but ...

What worries me more is someone who is not an instructor teaching skiing.

Most instructors have a "lesson dedicated" pair of skis for the newbees.
A lot of them do but not most. Not even some Level 2/3s. They don't get paid enough.
post #6 of 8
when I taught kids it was common to go out on LTS (learn to ski) skis unless they were solid intermediate/advanced skiers. we had a rack with demo bindings and you'd just adjust a pair and go out.
post #7 of 8
Isn't that why you get proform. To replace the skis everyone else has skied over?

Personally, I let the ski school teach my son to ski. That was 15 years ago. I didn't want him skiing over my skis, lol.

But, then I wasn't that good anyways. There was no way I could have taught him.
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