Originally Posted by RicB
Thsi can be kinda of a dilema for instructors when it comes to our students and how much to encourage/demand. The ole push/pull question. the last couple of years, I have found myself using the word personal disapline more and more in the context of change and practice. Later, RicB.
This seems especially true given that a lot of people who pay for instruction are looking for a quick fix to their problem. They have trouble in the bumps, always hook the ball, or can't serve a ball in tennis and expect that there is just something simple that is wrong since they can do all these other things right.
I still remember my first lesson with Arcmeister. I thought I was using a lot of good movements because I had read Lito's book and could get myself down a black run. I fell apart in the ungroomed so I thought maybe it was all just a timing issue or something.
He watched me ski one run and basically said all those things you think you are doing, you aren't actually doing, but if you invest the time in rebuilding your skiing it will be a lot stronger. Or, we can polish the movements you are making now. He gave me the choice (and I hope I picked correctly
I would imagine the people that post in the instructional forum of Epic are those who take more joy in the learning process than just the end results and look forward to the journey as much as the destination.