That's a pretty good ale, Chris. I have followed this thread and am surprised how some, Volklskier, BTS and others interpret opinions and advice given to Max.
When someone said that he thought that Max was crunching and over flexing, Volklskier thought that he was lashing out and criticizing Max even though Max, to his credit, took it as it was meant, a valuable observation worthy to be looked at, if not acted upon.
I think Max, if not an expert already, is mighty close and only in need of some polishing, letting it flow. And as far as I can see, no one here is taking anything away from Max here, he is providing valuable information, giving an insight into PMTS without the usual cop out of 'you have to attend a PMTS camp to understand', he stayed levelheaded with his answers and logically explained over and over that he has no history with PSIA so he can only comment about PMTS and the things that work for him.
No one that I can see here is getting testy with Max, it's between the aforementioned posters who often read things into the posts that are not there. I feel that negative jabs at PMTS are more about getting back at Harb for his deriding most non-PMTS instructors about their skiing and teaching.
Well, so much for my late night rambling...