Originally Posted by Max_501
I wasn't trying to imply anything. I was asking how you teach it. With regards to tipping I think teaching to tip to the LTE is good and teaching to tip only to the BTE may lead to a BTE dominant skier (which is not so good).
You mainly base your statement that PMTS can be effectively thaught to beginners and particulary small kids 3-4 y of age that never ever been on skis before on what you have been told by others. Fair enough, experiance is not everything but I think I can speak for ther rest of the instructors here when I say that teaching people to ski is totally different from what we thaught it would be before we started and a whole lot tougher and you allmost never come across an exact same kind of student. They are all different and require different approaches and drills. For example, how would you teach a 45y old non fit 6foot4 220pound nonathletic male person from the flatlands that cannot even stand upright on flat ground on slippery downhill skis to ski in two hours when his leggs are shaking from fatique after only 10min of side stepping up the bunny hill? Or a 3y old kid that doesnt speak any kind of language you understand that hysterically cries and dont want to let go of mummys hand?
No, you were not asking how Im teaching it. You were saying that most skiers in a wedge are in the back seat. Therefore you were not really sure if that serves as a good for/aft balance drill. But lets pretend you asked, my answere might surprise you with its simplicity but I teach them to get their weight forward.
Why do you think BTE dominance is bad? Did somebody tell you that or did you figure it out by yourselfe? Or did you read it in a book or on the net?