Originally Posted by GarryZ
i think what he is saying is for her to get a good session with a good instructor and she will be able to go to her next level of success. i am not trying to put words in vlads mouth but i get his drift.thank you rusty i will share these thoughts with her
there's a thread in the instructing section entitled, more-or-less, "when do you teach early edge engagement?"
my answer, posted therein, is that 'early edge engagement' should be inherent in the first fifteen or so minutes of any decent first-timer lesson.
'early edge engagement' is certainly synonymous with snowboard carving...
technically, the pupils in a first-time snowboard lessons should be learning carving, if only through the 'heelside slide', which morphs into garlands. when you begin to teach, instead of garlands, and before even touching upon toeside turns, simply standing on the heelside edge and allowing the sidecut (AND the uphill turn of the pupil's head, far more importantly) bring the board across the piste in an arc , uphill slightly, you've taught your pupil to carve.
my own methodology begins with that first archaic carve and builds from there. I like my pupils to carve their turns, (however slightly) by the end of their first-ever hour on a board.
pumping the edge from the ankles and knees, and turning the head past the intended direction of travel
will generate smooth, clean carving, first day.
has for my lessons, and those of my staff, for many, many years, now.
the same tenets apply in both a first-day beegweener carve and a weltcup race carve
wake up and smell the smoothness and simplicity