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post #91 of 178
Nice one, Ott. Your even-handedness is always refreshing.

On the other hand, all these turnovers make the game interesting, methinks. And, being a Broncos fan, it's fun to not care even slightly who wins.
post #92 of 178
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Ott Your me too are often better then many of the post hear please post more you are a respected and valued member of this community I for one miss your post.
Second! More, Ott, more!
post #93 of 178
I don't care what they recommend- I'm not wearin' ruby slippers to ski in.
post #94 of 178
Ott, Sssh, Weems and other, I started a thread over in the Instruction forum . I would like all your honest, as if you guys would not be honest, opinion on the Bode McNichols videos.
post #95 of 178
Utah49, ssh, et all. Here is a story that was published in an abridged form a few years ago, thought you may enjoy the full version:
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About 40 years ago my wife, who shall remain nameless to protect her identity, was a first year instructor who had only taught two lessons but knew the teaching manual inside out but was nervous because English was not her native language and she worried if all understood her.

A local high school rewarded their football team with a ski outing after a championship season, and my wife, who shall remain nameless etc., got six 200+ pound bruisers who had been outfitted with 210cm skis and ill fitting boots, as was the custom at the time.

She had them sidestep up the hill after explaining that they should balance on the balls of their feet and hold their hands like they were carrying a cafeteria tray and make a gate to step into the fall line and they should look ahead, not at their skis.

As these guys came down they sat back, same as they do now, and my wife, that beautiful young thing, who shall remain nameless so as not to embarrass her, hollered at them:

“Boys, you have to ski on your balls, SKI ON YOUR BALLS!!!”

As my wife, who shall remain, etc. etc., looked clueless at six high school kids rolling in the snow laughing uncontrollably, a merciful bystander took it upon himself to explain the English colloquialism she just uttered.

For the rest of the hour, every time she addressed the class: “Boys…” , the kids shouted in unison “YOU GOT TO SKI ON YOUR BALLS” .

My wife, poor thing, who shall remain nameless to spare her the agony, came to me with quivering lips and announced that she was through with ski instructing.

Suffice it say that for the next twenty-five years, my wife who shall remain nameless and whom I love dearly, became one of the finest and most popular ski instructors in our school.

….Ott
post #96 of 178
Ott, I just spit coffee all over my key board. That is one of the funnist post I have read in a long time! You need to post that story as it's own thread. I'm still laughing. Good thing you kept, your wifes name out of it, Ott
post #97 of 178

food fight

Ott, great story. I'll bet your wife laughs now.
post #98 of 178
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Simon, Out of curiosity, what boots do you have that HH disapproves of? Kryptons?
No. I have a pair of 4 year old Salomon Ellipse's. They're slightly too wide for me and too laterally soft, and I'm knock kneed, so I'm currently canted by 3 degrees, and if the boots could take it would be even more. They were fine from my poiint of view 2 seasons ago, but now I definitely see Harald's point. I was strongly considering replacing them anyway.

Interesting you should mention the Kryptons, described by Diana as "the quintessential rotary boot". I tried a pair on the other day, and the shape is pretty much bang on for my narrow foot plus they have a high ramp angle which suits my skinny legs. Its definitely true they encourage my knees to track inward, though, which pretty much rules them out for me. Shame, given the last and cuff suit me pretty well. I wonder if they could be canted and cuff adjusted to fix the problem, but its probably better to just find a different boot.
post #99 of 178
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Originally Posted by Ott Gangl View Post

What bugs me most over there is that besides Jay there are no PMTS certified instructors taking part in the discussions. It would be nice to hear how they integrate PMTS into their daily lessons in their day job. I am told that if they came forward they would be discriminated against or even fired, hard to believe, and if it were so, how do they manage to teach PMTS to anyone, ever?
They manage to teach PMTS in a lesson because there is no supervisory staff in the lesson with them. I'm sure they don't say to the student: " OK now I am going to teach you the PMTS way" just as they dont say "ok Im going to teach you the PSIA way".

As for retribution, I heard a story, dont know if it's true or not about an instructor at Winter Park who is the area rep for Nordica steering customers away from HH's shop,a Nordica dealer. So it's not to big a stretch to imagine. There are many ways to take retribution as well. It may not manifest itself in getting fired, maybe it's being assigned less hours or maybe it's an F instead of a P by an examiner on an exam.
post #100 of 178
Otts wife who shall remain nameless has given me permission to start a new revolutionary ski teaching system. The first camp will be soon. The SOYB method will blow everyone away. Join the revolution dump all PSIA and PMTS garbage out the window. The only thing you need to know is" Ski On Your Balls" Woman's clinics are going to take some time to work out.
post #101 of 178
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Otts wife who shall remain nameless has given me permission to start a new revolutionary ski teaching system. The first camp will be soon. The SOYB method will blow everyone away. Join the revolution dump all PSIA and PMTS garbage out the window. The only thing you need to know is" Ski On Your Balls" Woman's clinics are going to take some time to work out.
Get those ovaries over the front buckle of the boot
post #102 of 178
Utah49, how often do I need to wax my balls, and will it really make me ski faster?
post #103 of 178
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The only thing you need to know is" Ski On Your Balls" Woman's clinics are going to take some time to work out.
Female Version........Ski the peaks(peeks)?
post #104 of 178
Oh you have left yourself so open tekchic, but I am to much of a gentlemen to go there.
post #105 of 178
Keep the peaks, ear warmers and the balls of the feet in line with each other
post #106 of 178
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Oh you have left yourself so open trekchick, but I am to much of a gentlemen to go there.
I'm not. (Hey, I am safe, I am married. Nothing to loose )
post #107 of 178
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I'm not. (Hey, I am safe, I am married. Nothing to loose )
Did you mean to say nothing too loose or nothing to lose?
post #108 of 178
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Did you mean to say nothing too loose or nothing to lose?
Well the doctor said he has some connective tissue out of whack for the next month or so
post #109 of 178
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Well the doctor said he has some connective tissue out of whack for the next month or so
I can whack them out with the best of them..and tissues are often required.
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post #111 of 178
Every Heterosexual male I know whats to ski the peaks
So how does that work as woman clinic? I will be conducting interviews for potential female instructors
post #112 of 178
Naughty, Naughty, Naughty. Can we PLEASE stay on topic? (so to speak)
post #113 of 178
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Naughty, Naughty, Naughty. Can we PLEASE stay on topic? (so to speak)
I'd say the possibility of creating an innovative instruction camp designed to attract the testosterone driven species who may not otherwise be eager for instruction.............this is a great brainstorm session.
post #114 of 178
What length pole for those of us who do not walk erect and drag our knuckles?

Arr Arrr Arrr URRRRRRR!
post #115 of 178
Interesting thread drift...verrry interesting!
post #116 of 178
Hear tell that Fox has loose bindings. He suffers from premature ejectulation.

post #117 of 178
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Hear tell that Fox has loose bindings. He suffers from premature ejectulation.

Are you saying we need some gear set up instruction as well?
There's an interesting thought.
post #118 of 178
What's this "WE" business?
post #119 of 178
Phil, "The Gear Doctor" has all kinds of gadgets in his closets and rumor has it he will be checking the "DIN" of any consenting adult Bears at the next gathering.

post #120 of 178
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Phil, "The Gear Doctor" has all kinds of gadgets in his closets and rumor has it he will be checking the "DIN" of any consenting adult Bears at the next gathering.

I have the ability to check both DIN and non DIN "equipment". We can discuss mounting and making sure the binding is co...err set before entering. Positioning is paramount in all cases. Level II Classes will be pole plants and proper grip. (there will be a small side group talking about proper grip and skiing solo). Level III classes will discuss the pro's and con's of rear entry, why it works and where it is still applicable.
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