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Story on Rusty Guy teaching Hurricane Katrina survivors at WP

post #1 of 22
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Anyone else catch the story about Rusty Guy teaching a couple hurricane Katrina survivors to ski at WP? It was on the 10:00 p.m. news on CBS (channel 4). It was one of those "uplifting" stories about how they've found jobs and started new lives in CO and of course, when in Rome do like the Romans do - go skiing. It looked like Rusty had his hands full, but the guys were having fun.
post #2 of 22
I can think of no one better. Go, Rusty, you rock!
post #3 of 22
you guys don't miss a thing. yea.......i watched it. with trepidation.

the news crew spent the morning with me. i've never taught "never evers" with a camera rolling. i thought the experience would be a breeze. between a marketing person at the resort telling me to put my "best foot forward" and my own internal pressure i was a tad nervous.

the students were great, the camerman was great, and the reporter tried to put me at ease.

so after the deal a supervisor tells me i have been overheard utilizing a few teaching terms that, well, let me just say, i wish i had not used. the beginner hill was crowded and a couple of times i was sure one of the skiers was going to kill someone and it was going to be taped.

"wider wedge, wider wedge, narrow in the front, wide in the back, JUST PUSH YOUR HEELS OUT, AS FAR AS YOU CAN NOW, NOW!"

hope the DTP crowd saw it. one of the guys went DTP in his first turn and never busted out a wedge. one of the students needed friction and lots of it.

this filters to the locker room and i get all grades of hell from trainers, supervisors, peers.

some serious....... some good natured.

the SSD walks buy while i'm getting drilled, and bless his heart, supports what i did by saying sometimes when things aren't going great a guys gotta do what a guys gotta do. sometimes it's full flaps.....drop anchor!

coming from a former d-teamer the crowd was silenced!

thanks bob!
post #4 of 22
Rusty,

Can you explain what DTP is? I don't get all of the acronyms in your story, but Good Job!
post #5 of 22
Way to Go, Rusty!
post #6 of 22
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Originally Posted by nyskier
Can you explain what DTP is?
Direct To Parallel. (no wedge)

Rusty--Great job as usual.

BTW, as you already know, HH will be having a field day with this one.
post #7 of 22
Well done Rusty and I'm sure you added a couple of people to the list of dedicated skiers who will contribute to the sport Did you get syndication royalties
post #8 of 22
Way to go Rusty Guy. Lucky students. Hope you got some good cajun food at Fontenot's out of it for your troubles.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by Coach13
BTW, as you already know, HH will be having a field day with this one.
all i have to say to the little fella is laissez les bonne temps roulez!
post #10 of 22
That could have been their single best experience since the Katrina catastrophe. Way to go.
post #11 of 22
Well alright King Creol!

Was Barnes there helping you out?

Good for you Rusty.
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Lars
Well alright King Creol!

Was Barnes there helping you out?

Good for you Rusty.
thanks

no, however, bob is always trying to lend a hand. if we are busy he is at line-up taking a class or taking a lesson. i honestly doubt there are a whole lot of ssd's in the country that will do what he does.
post #13 of 22
Good Job Rusty, I wish you weren't so modest about your skills. You are better then you think.

That should get you your level III on merit alone.

Good Luck

Max
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
That should get you your level III on merit alone.
Rusty's been a L3 for a while. If I'm not mistaken, he passed L1-3 in consecutive attempts.

I'm sure he'll tell me if I'm wrong on the 2nd part.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by Coach13
Rusty's been a L3 for a while. If I'm not mistaken, he passed L1-3 in consecutive attempts.

I'm sure he'll tell me if I'm wrong on the 2nd part.

I'm sure he's just a good level II, (inside joke), when we were at Stowe for ESA he was talking about taking his exam this year. Rusty and I have PM'ed about it also.

Quote from Rusty, hope he doesn't mind. "I'm still hoping I can improve enough to take the PSIA level 3 exam this year. It was fun at ESA. See you around!"

He is a special person.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by Max Capacity
I'm sure he's just a good level II, (inside joke), when we were at Stowe for ESA he was talking about taking his exam this year. Rusty and I have PM'ed about it also.

Quote from Rusty, hope he doesn't mind. "I'm still hoping I can improve enough to take the PSIA level 3 exam this year. It was fun at ESA. See you around!"

He is a special person.
Are you sure you're not talking about Rusty Carr (the rusty), and not Rusty Guy?
post #17 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max Capacity
I'm sure he's just a good level II, (inside joke), when we were at Stowe for ESA he was talking about taking his exam this year. Rusty and I have PM'ed about it also.

Quote from Rusty, hope he doesn't mind. "I'm still hoping I can improve enough to take the PSIA level 3 exam this year. It was fun at ESA. See you around!"

He is a special person.
Max,
Thank you for the nice words but that quote was me. I am THE Rusty. That other Rusty is a different GUY.
post #18 of 22
The segment is posted on the CBS4 website ...

http://www.cbs4denver.com/video/?id=14497@kcnc.dayport.com

Gotta ask Rusty Guy where he dug up all that awesome Cajun music
post #19 of 22
A BIG THANKS Rusty for getting 2 more bayou boys hooked! Indeed, this is the most fun these cajuns ever had! They looked pretty good for first timers, great job on instructing!
post #20 of 22
nevermind....
post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by OldEasternSkier
The segment is posted on the CBS4 website ...

http://www.cbs4denver.com/video/?id=14497@kcnc.dayport.com

Gotta ask Rusty Guy where he dug up all that awesome Cajun music
the music was not my choice although it is cool. i'd a chosen Brook Benton singing "My Way":

and yes....every system makes mistakes and psia somehow let my old tired skiing slip thru the cracks and gave me a level III cert. if i get any older and slower next year i'm going to send it back.

theRusty is a good guy and i'm sure he'll soon pass his exam.
post #22 of 22

Not this year anyway

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Originally Posted by Rusty Guy
theRusty is a good guy and i'm sure he'll soon pass his exam.
Dad Gum,

Here ya are being nice to me and then I have to go post this:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...345#post456345

and then this:
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread...308#post456308

Like Warren Miller said, I'll be another year older when I do. Thanks for the nice sentiment anyway.
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