Originally Posted by carv_lust
I feel bad for you based on the vicious responses you received by Rusty and Dchan.
Dchan, it was because I became open minded, I found PMTS. It was PSIA that tried to close my mind to other approaches and direct me to the wrong skiing method.
I never said anything vicious? I commented that I'm glad he had a good experience and hope he came out with an open mind about his skiing. (not pointed at the PMTS camp or PSIA methods. I find that there are a lot of things I don't like about PSIA and I am a PSIA member. I do my best to learn from the system and grow beyond it. I hope that Clayton can stay open to all methods of teaching and learn from them all.
As far my thoughts about the whole thing? I continue to look to as many different teachers and systems as I can, PMTS, ATS, Lito, Joubert, Weem's Diamond, All mountain ski pros, and take what I can use. Try them out and incorporate them into my teaching and skiing.
If I can help change the direction of PSIA to be a better organization, then I will try but it doesn't change the fact that it is the organization that certifies snow sports instructors and if I intend to continue to be an instructor, I will need to work within their structure. It doesn't mean I am totally restricted by it (except for the exams part).