|Originally posted by KOB:
... He ... tried to stop uphill from the examiner and proceeded topple the examiner and all of the other instructors like dominos...
Almost the same thing happened in a clinic I took earlier this year. One of the two racers in this group of instructors decided to show off and disobey the rule clearly laid down by the clinician to stop downhill of everyone else. This young guy came flying straight towards the uppermost person, the clinician, and attempted to pull a hard hockey stop. The snow wouldn't support all the G's he was pulling and he went over on the uphill side of his skis. Everyone attempted to get out of his way, but much to our amazement, a second later, he was back on his feet continuing his hockey stop, still decelerating as if nothing had happened.
He attempted to inject some humor by saying, "I planned it like that", but the clinician wasn't amused.
Tom / PM