Originally Posted by CTKook
Check all my posts, I have been rather substantive in only 20-odd posts. I also started a thread, "Instructional Approaches," where you will see I as an occasional consumer give AASI rather good marks. And where I have direct experience, you will see I do relate that in my posts, for example see my "balance board" response from today.
I'm also secure enough to accept differences of opinion, and to keep things related to the snow. Were I to teach, I will say that I don't think stomp pad work should belong at that start of the beginner progression except for showing them how to skate on flatground or in liftlines. I actually enjoy taking stomp pad runs now to help with balance and alignment, but for beginners I don't think stompad gliding contributes to their learning how to edge and turn the board.
Too bad you've now had to waste two of your own 14 posts on smack-talking, I'm sure you do have a lot to offer too.
well put, CT.
trust me, "Rhino"'s a good egg...and very good rider
um... VERY VERY good rider, and an absolutely kickass instructor.
he and I actually come from very different schools of technical content,
but his lesson style, clinic style and leadership is top-notch.
he is one of the folks whom I'm referring to when I mention that there are some excellent instructors in aasi.
If there were more guys like him, aasi would have few problems.
sure, he digs the twist, and I don't, but his delivery is kickass