I understand your hesitancy in getting into the PSIA/PMTS flame wars. I wish we could get them back into the arena of spirited debates. There is a lot to be learned from many different styles of teaching and skiing. (Even Taichi; yeeech, I didn't say that did I?
: Beat me with a wet noodle.) I'm a proponent of both, there are good things to be used in both systems that will help me be a better teacher.
Those flame wars bothered the hell out of me.
There are grenade throwers on both sides of that one.
I tried to calm some of those down to no effect.
Some people here need to step back, take a breath, and remember that ITS ONLY SKIING, IT AIN'T LIFE OR DEATH.
: Then come back to the forums and be courteous to the other members. Discuss things, get passionate about them, but keep it professional. Above all, get your sense of humor plugged in, recharged, or whatever and use it.
Hey, if you can't do it for some reason, then go out and SKI, DAMN IT.
: You might find the break refreshing and it might get you centered in your life again.
I love this sport. I commune with God and nature through it. Most of my closest friends are adaptive ski instructors like me. This forum has been a great resouce for me and has actually helped me though some difficult times. I hate to see this forum degraded by a bunch of senseless idiots.
Now that we have totally hijacked this thread, we return you to your previous program.