Originally Posted by Max_501
I selected PMTS for the very reason that it bothers you. From the very first step it tells the student exactly what to do. While you consider that to be a weakness I consider it to be a strength.
For an example of what I mean consider one of the many technical discussions on Epic and then put yourself in the role of a novice skier. So many options, so many different opinions, how is a novice to sort through it all? PMTS does away with that type of confusion.
Right or wrong its worked wonders for my skiing.
Again, I must agree completey w/ Max.
This is what I meant in my last post:"I also believe that sometimes this very all inclusive philosophy is what holds many back."
Also, not only is it too difficult for a bigger (I would say even an aspiring expert) to sort through all of the different options and methods, but what is he to do when they contradict one another? [And this is even if he can understand from the unclear or non-uniform terminology what the heck is even being described.]
And, even if you want to say that there are not conflicting moves or methods amoung all of the different schools of thought (of course there are), much of them certainly conflict with PMTS' clear consistant movements. This is what I meant with:"Again, many fundementals are in direct opposition between PMTS and TTS."
For example, you simply cannot both release by way of retraction/flexion and by up-unweighting - they are opossites.
The flip side: You cannot both be extended in the transition by up-unweighting (and therefore sink down through the turn driving the knee), and also achieve maximum extension and skelatal alignment at the apex of the turn when the forces are greatest. They are opposite and mutually exclusive.
One of these methods is the one being taught by ski instructors - the same as it was taught for many years. And the other is being used on the World Cup at the highest levels and working wonders for many every day free skiers.
Come on ssh, even if you reject PMTS (for whatever your reasons), you should know that the eclectic myth is a farce.
But, really, honestly, I don't know why I am doing this.
I don't really care that much. I don't really care if eazyrider chooses to take lessons from Weems or not.
I don't care if you don't understand that PMTS is indeed capturing the correct technique or not. Or, even if you do undrstand and refuse to admit. Why do I care? I really am not sure. Gosh, its just skiing - not even my own.
But, I guess its just offensive in its counter-productiveness every time you try to "nip it (the guys hope in our opinion) in the bud". And, just obnoxious in its "oh no, we don't let you get away with thinking, and maybe getting others to think, that there is something better than us in our neighborhood".
And, oh yeah, I guess I should give you the same latitude since I only saw one clip of you skiing. Sorry guy. Max, after just a few years of learning, but with the help of PMTS, far surpasses you in technical ability IMO. Oh shoot, that's gotta hurt, I'm sorry. Really, you seem like a good guy (and Max probably is embarrassed at my words). I'm just telling it as I see it. And, I wouldn't feel any need to say so if you weren't trying so hard to always nip the truth in the bud.