Every technical comment and bit of advice should be open for critique and dissection from any poster for any reason.[/quote]
Being relatively new here I get the sense that people are tiired of the same old power struggles over systems as well as want to present Epic Ski as a worthy site that greets new skiers or skiers new to the forum.
Couple of thoughts if anyone cares. "Systems" & sales get tiresome. It's our culture, but, life changes. As far as PSIA,CSIA, PMTS etc etc, the dominance of any of them are reflected by our population, wants, desires,needs and experiences, who finds which to be most effective for their needs. Which are closed, which are open systems & moving forward accepting new ideas & improvement. Static systems suck ! And people move on when it's the same old sales pitch. But, if they move on to something just as closed, they will move on in their search for improvement & enjoyment of the sport. Rarely is there one right way. Rarely does one thing meet everyone's needs. We all look for those golden nuggets that help us find what we need.
Second, respect & civility go a long way. I don't mind seeing the bullshit meter go off if someone backs up why with some clarification, but pass when the name calling starts! The constant demand for who you are & what you are and your creds is bullshit because where is the verification of those creds or video demand ? Where is the thread that shows us you are and that someone official actually checked & documented your authenticity & citizenship? What right do you have to post here & expect anyone to listen or care ?
You are either here because there is no snow & you have no friends, you wished you skied, or, you ski & need friends that will join you skiing, and/or really care to learn & share. Questioining is how we learn. Sharing is also how we learn. Clarifying our thoughts & experiences, add to that the knowlege & experiences of others if you care to listen. No one knows it all but fortunatly everyone knows & experiences something ( I hope ).
So, my final rant is, if you want to be a true blue Corporate American do this : pick a side, buy everything that side has to say, lay out the money, and then repeat all that you've heard. I probably won't be hearing you because I will be interacting with God know's who, from where, and what age, 3 yr olds,10 yr olds, ancient folk, other cultures , legal, illegal, or just visiting & we will be out in the sun, snow or whatever is sent us by whomeever & having a great time with each other.
Originally Posted by Pierre
I don't see a coach listed in the first choice as overruning these forums. I see the choice as being followers of that coach that may not always reflect the true meanings of that coach. There is a very big difference.
Great point Pierre ! We all want to learn & share. Be respectful & civil & it will assist everyone ! As well as keep Epic Ski as a place where everyone is and feels welcome. We all find our niche somewhere & this is a large on-line community to do it in. But above all, respect others while you are doing it.