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Something I learned from a student over the weekend.

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Sometimes you are the student. I skied with this lady a couple of days over the weekend. The second it was just me and her. We had a bit of a break through about 30 mins into the second day. Here is what she said to me.

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(So) The weight is where the work is.
That's good. Good enough that it gets added to the verbage.

So, and this is the part up for discussion, what does that mean to you? Any guesses as to her psia level based on this comment?
post #2 of 20
I will refrain from any inapropriate comment, that could be interpreted as suggesting that the two of you may had pursued other interests than Skiing Instruction.
Yes, I will.
post #3 of 20
Weight/pressure ... where was her center of mass ..
post #4 of 20
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Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
I will refrain from any inapropriate comment, that could be interpreted as suggesting that the two of you may had pursued other interests than Skiing Instruction.
Yes, I will.
You know, it takes a lot to get me worked up, but as a professional, I take offense at this comment. Suggesting any impropriety, even in jest, seems some what slanderous to me. I am just going leave it at that.
post #5 of 20
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
You know, it takes a lot to get me worked up, but as a professional, I take offense at this comment. Suggesting any impropriety, even in jest, seems some what slanderous to me. I am just going leave it at that.
Since you've quoted me, it would be useless to ask a mod to edit my post.

Thus, I will very publicly certify that my above posting was a joke, that I've no ideas about your behaviour but that I'm absolutely confident it's faultless. And that I'm sorry if it was embarrassing to you.

I'll also add that I'm absolutely puzzled to have to do this. But I guess that there is a cultural / linguistic gap between the US and France on such issues.
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the clarification. I'm sure that most people would get the joke, but the fact is I don't really want to be associated with the old stereotype of ski instructors being in it for the "chicks".

Thanks again and on with the show.

L
post #7 of 20
No offense meant.






(It just that the old stereotype always made me smile, see my profile's pic...)
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by philippeR View Post
No offense meant.
I know.
post #9 of 20

Ooh ooh ooh ooh! Me me pick me!!!

A valiant attempt to revive the thread.

To me, her comment refers to moving the center of mass during the transition between turns.

Starting with the premise that the center of mass must be inside each turn - like riding a bike. The challenge for upper intermediate/advanced (maybe all) skiers is transitioning the center of mass accross the skis between the end of one turn and the start of a new one.

So, "The work is where the weight is"

My guess is that she is a PSIA Alpine Level I trying for a II - Probably already passed her skiing part and trying for teaching.
post #10 of 20
Too simple for most instructors to say.. I would guess probably a Level 3 or 4 skier Maybe even as low as a L2(can link wedged turns). Someone just discovering that when the weight moves to the outside ski or more exactly shovel of the new outside ski , that this is what makes the ski turn! That "Ah Ha" moment when the turn just became easier and almost "automatic".
post #11 of 20
It's kind of like when a child says "Gee, Snow is Cold!" Profound, simple and to the point.
post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by dchan View Post
Too simple for most instructors to say...
Exactly my point. A level I would not have drank (drunk, drunken?) too much kool aid.

I am holding my bet.

Answer?

Any delays implies I am close.
post #13 of 20
Bicycle & long leg/short leg ..... that works for her and will probably work for a few others ... if you need a "catch phase" that's not a bad one to have in the bag and it sure beats some of the others ...

"Chicken Turns" ..... a term that drove me nuts, I wanted to strangle the guy.
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Lonnie View Post
You know, it takes a lot to get me worked up, but as a professional, I take offense at this comment. Suggesting any impropriety, even in jest, seems some what slanderous to me. I am just going leave it at that.
Get over yourself and don't be such a pompous tw@t. :

It was obviously a joke and now your man thinks he has made some sort of cultural faux pas.
post #15 of 20
How can a guy who lists his address as .... "behind the zion curtain" ... get offended about much of anything?

Oh .... yeah .... she was level twoish/threeish ... :
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by dchan View Post
Too simple for most instructors to say.. I would guess probably a Level 3 or 4 skier Maybe even as low as a L2(can link wedged turns). Someone just discovering that when the weight moves to the outside ski or more exactly shovel of the new outside ski , that this is what makes the ski turn! That "Ah Ha" moment when the turn just became easier and almost "automatic".
Nailed it. I would say she was a 3.5. She was faster that the 3's but slower than the 4's.

As for the other part, I dunno, it just rubbed me the wrong way. Time to move forward....

L
post #17 of 20

Well done

I misread the question.

So much for all that swag I wagered.

I would have used it for evil.

Do I get a lovely parting gift?
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by skiprob View Post
Do I get a lovely parting gift?
Sure. Good guess!!!!
post #19 of 20
Lonnie,

How about this??

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RW"The outside ski is labor and the inside ski is management"
RW
post #20 of 20
A child looks at a mountain and says " I see a mountain "
The man looks at the mountain and says I see "trees and rocks "
The educated man looks at a mountain and says "I see pine trees fir trees and oaks, granite rocks some sand stone. and lime rocks"
The wise man look at a mountain and says "I see a Mountain"

Dchan, isn't that a Chinese proverb or something?
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