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post #1 of 18
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Following on from this thread
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=44839&page=3

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Originally Posted by trekchick View Post
Disski, I don' t participate in the tech forums much, but recently I noticed that you post most of the time in the tech forums. You seem to be emphatic about your knowledge but I noticed that you haven't posted your credentials
What are your credentials? I'm very interested in your teaching method
I understood that the tech forums were open for all to post in.
Has there been a change in policy?
post #2 of 18
I hope not.
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by disski View Post
Following on from this thread
http://forums.epicski.com/showthread.php?t=44839&page=3



I understood that the tech forums were open for all to post in.
Has there been a change in policy?
What rules?
I stated that I don't follow along the tech forums much. Recently I have.
I have noticed a dominent presence from you in the tech forums that I hadn't noticed elsewhere, and I also noticed that you seem confident in your debate with many of highly respected instructors. This leads me to assume that you have credentials, and I was asking a sincere question.
post #4 of 18
Disski--you know they're open for everyone to post in! And they wouldn't be the same without you. Don't even think about leaving or cutting back!

I believe you can take trekchick's question as a compliment.



Best regards,
Bob
post #5 of 18
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...and I also noticed that you seem confident in your debate with many of highly respected instructors. This leads me to assume that you have credentials...
i'll assume it really is just a request for background but you must see that it may read to some as movement toward stifling allegedly "underqualified" opinions, which, if the case, strikes me as a very undesirable direction.

but i'm sure, as bob points out, that it is in fact a compliment.

besides, everyone here knows NO ONE has had more ski instruction than disski.
post #6 of 18
Your posts are of great value here. You may not have teaching credentials, but you have a lot of experience taking ski lessons from what sound like very talented instructors trained in a variety of teaching systems. PSIA has a guest centered approach, and I think the student's input is essential. You have some unique needs and it's fascinating to hear how various instructors have helped you with your skiing. I think it would take a very experienced and creative instructor to develop lessons to meet your specific needs, but I also think he would be a very lucky teacher to have such an enthusiastic student and one that is so involved in her own learning.
post #7 of 18
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Originally Posted by disski View Post
I understood that the tech forums were open for all to post in.
Has there been a change in policy?
disski

Your posts are absolute gold and often provide a point of reference for discussion that has gone over the top.

Please continue
post #8 of 18
Nicely said, telerod.

I'd add that nowhere is it written that one must wear a uniform or a pin, or get paid, to qualify as a teacher. Disski--I've learned a lot from you!

Best regards,
Bob
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Bob Barnes/Colorado View Post
Disski--you know they're open for everyone to post in! And they wouldn't be the same without you. Don't even think about leaving or cutting back!

I believe you can take trekchick's question as a compliment.



Best regards,
Bob
thankyou Bob... I think I may just take that advice
post #10 of 18
So why do you feel there is a change in policy, disski?
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 


Ryan, hrstad, telerod

thankyou...
that means a lot....
post #12 of 18
Disski offers a unique voice here. She is not a "qualified" instructor, however in my opinion she has gleaned knowledge and experience of skiing and learning that many instructors I've met will never have. She takes more lessons than some instructors teach in a season! (and I'm not exaggerating).

She skis with very highly qualified and usually very talented instructors, due to her disability which requires great ingenuity from her teachers to overcome. Her skiing level I would put at "advanced", and further to that her ski technique is very modern, based on race style. And further to that, her understanding is also advanced as she has a very technical approach to everything, and always wants to know more. Fluffy feel-good stuff isn't enough for Disski, she wants the entire thing, warts and all.

So those are her credentials, from my point of view. All this was probably said years ago, but probably isn't a bad thing to repeat, for people who have joined the forums more recently.
post #13 of 18
Before this goes a lot farther, I want to say there has been no change or discussion with regard to posting, or having credentials to post in this forum. I'm pretty sure that Trek's comment to disski was with reference to disski's request for a new member's credentials in another thread. We all recognize disski as the virtual student in many of the tech threads and I'm sure no harm was meant.
post #14 of 18
I always try to mention that I have no qualifications. Sometimes people can jump in and add to the discussion by raising questions or sharing info that can be challenged or expanded upon. I like that.
post #15 of 18
Trekchick, to address your curiosity, Disski is not a "certified" instructor, but she has dedicated herself to a multi year intense crusade of pursuing excellence in this sport, and through that dedicated pursuit has acquired a knowledge base that, from my observation, rivals the best of the best here at Epicski.

She's worked with fantastic instructors of the highest teaching and skiing ability, and through osmosis has come away from the experience with a keen understanding of the foundation principles of efficient modern skiing, as well as a birds eye view of top notch teaching techniques. And I suppose along the way she's picked up a thing or two through her insightful interactions here at Epicski too.

Disski continuously impresses me with her ability to comprehend technical concepts that fly right over the heads of most readers, and with the questions and comments she presents that spur great technical discussions here, while exposing the posers and requiring the rest be on the top of their game.

She's a tremendous Epicski treasure, Trekchick, and I would highly recommend that you (and others) closely study her comments when you see one of her posts appear in the Instructional Forums. There's usually much to be gained by doing so.

And who knows,,, one of these days (nudge, nudge) she just may add those "credentials" so many place such zealous value on to her many other admirable accomplishments in this sport.
post #16 of 18
Wow! disski, you are really appreciated around here and that should warm your heart! I am happy to see it. What a great feeling to see your community support you and your contributions.

very cool!
post #17 of 18
Disski, you help keep us(me) honest and grounded, especially when I start floating offffff into thin air. Group hug.

I like Trechick's post too. later, RicB.
post #18 of 18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by trekchick
Disski, I don' t participate in the tech forums much, but recently I noticed that you post most of the time in the tech forums. You seem to be emphatic about your knowledge but I noticed that you haven't posted your credentials
What are your credentials? I'm very interested in your teaching method
I understood that the tech forums were open for all to post in.
Has there been a change in policy?
I admit to not understanding the connection between a request to understand your credentials and a policy change just because it had been asked by a moderator. We've been very clear that moderator commentary is always noted as such, and we've been very forthright about any changes that we either contemplate or make.

That said, trekchick asked an honest question that those who have been around a long time probably know and understand, but newer folks may not. That is something to keep in mind for all of us as we post.

Given the title of this thread and the misunderstanding that it could create, I will lock it with this statement as the final one in it.
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