Originally Posted by Yuki
No. I tried. Water seepage can cause the capacitor to send the amps where you don't want them.
Arcing puts holes in the Goretex and the new jacket was almost $250.
Thanks. I'll remember that!
For me, the right or wrong of it is a collaboration between the student and I. I don't let them get off with "what am I doing wrong". We define it together, and I coach that a bit, by defining what it is for me. And the main elements of the definition are four questions:
Is it efficient? Is it effective? Is it versatile? Is it fun?
These make it easy to help the student understand what it is we're about. It's also based on the understanding that all habits are solutions. So we just apply the questions to the solutions, and come up with what could be changed, or not. In this way, the student is a full participant in a motivation for change that is not based on inadequacy.
I'm think of changing the questions though. Is it stupid? What the hell are you doing? Aren't you embarrassed? Why are you wasting my time?
Squatty, of course, has developed the best version, in an imitation of Ian McClain the terrific New Zealand coach.
1. That's adequate. (translation: really good)
2. That ain't it. (translation: you're making some mistakes that have to be fixed)
3. What the f--- was that? (translation: that was really bad)
Each time, again, in imitation, he takes a drag on an imaginary cigarette (like Ian does with a real one) before making the statement. This signifies, that the coach needs to relax and get centered before he really goes off on the student.
And it works for him. It's all in the delivery!