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post #31 of 54
Level III recall is the one days skiing with an Examiner, I must do every three years, to keep my Lev III APSI Instructors certification current. There is usually about three people and we ski around lots, do a few demos, talk about the “latest” reincarnation of how to turn a ski, have a nice lunch together, compare current lifestyles and go home happy. It is a nice way to catch up on previous ski instructor buddies & buddettes.

I won a $100 bucks on the Crusaders .... thanks to my UK friend who backed the Highlanders. Sorry Ant but if the Brumbies had of won that would have been the biggest upset since ... well, since irul&ublo had a self enfacing thought ... nah that hasn't happened yet.

Wet, wet, wet on the central coast but once the swell turned the corner. Copa Point was going off (wed, thurs).

Gera

I know not of your Copa friend but tell him the waves have been excellent late in the week. ESE swell & W wind, 4ft to 6ft and a clean offshore ocean.

Ant

Selwyn ... things cannot be that bad in the work department. Try kids at Thredbo or Perisher, they always seem to need qualified workers.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #32 of 54
Thread Starter 
That level III recall is VERY interesting in the light of a discussion on "instruction and technique" about people who wear PSIA level III pins but haven't been near a clinic in years.

I've been asking people on sno-info about the requirements for APSI level 2, and apart from the race (yuck!) it doesn't look too bad, but of course the form required could be weird and/or very strict.

Well, our big snow dump is receding, but it did its job. the next lot of weather is slowly approaching, and things are on track for a decent start to the season.
post #33 of 54
Oz - if you're who I'm thinking of, it will be nice to catch up. If not - nevermind [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #34 of 54
Skimum

No I have never worked for the PB Ski School (for reasons of personal integrity)

Here are some clues.

I did disappear from the ski scene from 1992 until 2001 whilst procreating a talented lineage.
I did win Perfect Match "Ski Edition" in 1988.
I did pass my Level III with a blown AC in 1987.
I did play for the Snowy River Bears in 1984.
I did start the long running and infamous Cowboy and Indian party in Jindabyne in 1982.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #35 of 54
Oh well Oz, no perfect match this time - but those are pretty impressive credentials. [img]smile.gif[/img]

So it looks like the "other" instructor in Copa is the one I know (actually there are two of them but only one has worked in Vail the last few years)
post #36 of 54
Skimum

Oh well the plot thickens.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #37 of 54
um, man from oz....sorry, I've got to ask - do you instruct overseas in summer?
post #38 of 54
Thought I better clarify - I'm just wondering if you're someone I know. If not, then goodness Copa must be a haven for ski instructors!
post #39 of 54
Skimum

I had an excellent teaching experience in Vail this NH season. I am pretty sure I know the other Copa instructor its just that I am yet to actually lay eyes on him to verify that I do. I guess Copa is one of those places that inspires one to get out and about but return ... mountains, sea, mountains, sea and always a common thread of nice sociable worldwise people.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #40 of 54
man from oz - OK it's even more possible I know you - have you worked at PB?
post #41 of 54
Thread Starter 
This is fun. Did you play for the Bush Pigs?!
post #42 of 54
Ant

I did not but I do recall when they first formed. This is a tricky quiz because I left the mountains in 92 and that is a long time ago for many.

I am good friends with Mini of the Perisher Patrol.

Who can skimum be? The ski world of Oz is a pretty small place.

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]
post #43 of 54
Oz said:
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. I am pretty sure I know the other Copa instructor its just that I am yet to actually lay eyes on him to verify that I do. I guess Copa is one of those places that inspires one to get out and about but return ... mountains, sea, mountains, sea and always a common thread of nice sociable worldwise people.
Can't recall the other guy's surname but pretty sure he is Mark who taught at Blue Cow 3-4 years ago and ran several trips to the US (forget which resort). Also one of the Paralympians from the 98 Olympics lived there.

I really miss Copa sometimes-the view and the ocean, and then it's Friday night in the ski season and I'm facing a 3 hour drive rather than 7 hours and life seems a lot more attractive!
post #44 of 54
Hi guys

I'm busy busy so just a quick post.

Yes it's Mark (+ Silvia). Oz I read your pm but no time to post back at present - no I'm not from your area

skimum
post #45 of 54
Thread Starter 
I cannot imagine battling through Sydney to get to the northern beaches after a drive from the snow after a weekend skiing! I'm in awe of those who do it, every weekend.

Hey oz man, was Steve G around then? He was a bush pig, and did the Vail thing, too.
post #46 of 54
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Originally posted by Wear the fox hat ?:
Ant,
That's great news! Hope you have a good season.

Hey, how about this for next year... A summer (Northern Hemisphere) bears gathering Down Under?


S
Australian peso veaker zan zat of Canada, Victoria Bitter beer, topless bathing on beaches, and 16 year old vomen are legal. I might hef to round up some maggots und make a trip to Perisher Blue or Thredbo.
post #47 of 54
Arni

We have many of your ancestors downunder that fled the Riech for life in the Oz alps. Also a few Luftwaft & SS captains. They all have happy slapping parties with home made potato grappa and smoked trout from the backyard smoker. Excellent stories to tell but the Schihplattler lacks any ooommmfffhh and the Lederhosen not a good look.

Voonty voonty va!!!

Oz
post #48 of 54
Hey oz - i remeber being in a restaurant in Thredders years ago & some of the ski instructors appeared nightly to perform a bit of slap (& tickle??) in lederhosen - looks like you could have been one of them! Some guys'll do anything for a few extra bucks [img]tongue.gif[/img]
post #49 of 54
the smell of burning leather
running hot into the night
the moment I surrender baby if you really care
don,t touch me there
don,t touch me there


Who sang this song?
post #50 of 54
Fee Waybill, The Tubes
post #51 of 54
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Australian peso veaker zan zat of Canada, Victoria Bitter beer, topless bathing on beaches, and 16 year old vomen are legal. I might hef to round up some maggots und make a trip to Perisher Blue or Thredbo.
Hmmmmm, sounds like a pretty bad Idea to me, Dude.
post #52 of 54
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally posted by skimum:
Hey oz - i remeber being in a restaurant in Thredders years ago & some of the ski instructors appeared nightly to perform a bit of slap (& tickle??) in lederhosen - looks like you could have been one of them!
I think that's the Austrian night at the Black Bear. They still do it weekly.
post #53 of 54
[quote]Originally posted by ant:
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I think that's the Austrian night at the Black Bear. They still do it weekly.
Yeah but Kurt isn't there now & I think not so many instructors either
post #54 of 54
Robin

Well done. Not a really well known song but a classic none the less ... and a good ski tune for the "fast line slow" as well as a good tune for fun before sex

Skimum

I have never worn leather shorts, nor slapped and Austrian who was ...... [img]tongue.gif[/img]

Oz [img]smile.gif[/img]

[ May 30, 2002, 01:02 AM: Message edited by: man from oz ]
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