Originally Posted by Paul Jones
I also think that we hear too much techno mumbojumbo on Epic. I believe that communication means helping someone understand. When an MA is requested by an intermediate skier, we do him no service talking to each other about potentially benifitial stuff that cannot be understood.
Even the WC racers speak plain English, except with specific terms which are at the heart of where a coach wants an athlete to go.
Some of the best coaches don't do that - techno mumbojumbo.
Teach Yourself to Ski by Joubert was a bible to me. Did I learn skiing through reading? Clarity in understanding yes. but Execution?.... umm, still workin' on it....currently, has the Technique & Instruction Forum helped me become a better skier? No.
Cutting the wheat from the chafe. That's the tough one here at Epic. Epic is the 'shotgun' teaching approach - with the myriad of posts, some response from someone will resonate for the gem seeker, and it's helpful, and we trust they smile with their excitement to try (and experience) a new sensation...and they got better.
Originally Posted by volantaddict
As a layman, who hasn't taken lessons since beginning parallel, I usually have found the terminology in the instructional forum daunting. I don't look here ofen as a result.
I agree, Silvertops.
Daunting? Great word. Hell, I've been coaching full time for 30 years and I have to agree it is daunting here, in terminology and attitude.
I'd like to add 'edgy' as a forum description. Way uptight.
Any Instructors listening? Joubert shared clarity, joy and patience in his written teaching.
You ask great questions, Nolo. Thanks.