Originally Posted by disski
: they don't????
I was sure they must teach it... so many boarders use
that method.... and the technique is so similar... even down to the verbal assists...
this brings me to one of those admissions of psia having superiority, in some minor respects, over other systems. when i was studying my book for my lev. II canadian, i came across the A class progression involving teaching the student to 'sit down' when they're in trouble on the hill and feel out-of-control ( good BYE, ACLs and medial meniscii) .
my first thought was "check, please!"....but cooler instincts prevailed, and young vladmir kept his yankee trap the hell shut, and got his purdy pin....
i remember my mom, who was still current with her CSIA III at the time, busting my chops about that li'l tidbit in the system. i was all gung-ho on CSIA, and she was trying to change her school over to psia, and i was resisting her efforts.
she finally bribed me to join her at a level I (nee "registration") clinic/exam at stratton, where we were placed (i found out later she set it up) in a group with a VERY cool old swiss examiner (otto 'frei'), who insisted on taking us to the little tyrolean inn each night to listen to the innkeeper (emo heinrich, i think?) play classical guitar.
very devious and clever woman, my mom.
the following year I was brushing up for my level II ( nee "associate") on the hill with some of our staff's level III (nee "Full") trainers every other day.
by the time I got that, I was so jerked off to get my "full" (did NOT come easy, Ringo) that I let my canuck II sit idle, and never pursued the CSIA III.
i imagine it's muchthe same for most aasi aspirants.
the challenge and camaraderie are the real key to the process, and if that can be transferred to their later pupils, then everyone's a winner.
somehow, i get the impression that mr. thrills is well-sobriqueted in this respect, and likely teaches an absolutely outstanding lesson.
the carvers' thing he put together reminds me of the motorcycle sportriding events i like to put together. same idea.